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hood·wink

 (ho͝od′wĭngk′)
tr.v. hood·winked, hood·wink·ing, hood·winks
1. To deceive or swindle by deception. See Synonyms at deceive.
2. Archaic To blindfold.
3. Obsolete To conceal.

hood′wink′er n.

hoodwink

(ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk)
vb (tr)
1. to dupe; trick
2. obsolete to cover or hide
[C16: originally, to cover the eyes with a hood, blindfold]
ˈhoodˌwinker n

hood•wink

(ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk)

v.t. -winked, -wink•ing.
1. to deceive or trick.
2. Archaic. to blindfold.
3. Obs. to cover or hide.
[1555–65; hood1 + wink1]
hood′wink`a•ble, adj.
hood′wink`er, n.

hoodwink


Past participle: hoodwinked
Gerund: hoodwinking

Imperative
hoodwink
hoodwink
Present
I hoodwink
you hoodwink
he/she/it hoodwinks
we hoodwink
you hoodwink
they hoodwink
Preterite
I hoodwinked
you hoodwinked
he/she/it hoodwinked
we hoodwinked
you hoodwinked
they hoodwinked
Present Continuous
I am hoodwinking
you are hoodwinking
he/she/it is hoodwinking
we are hoodwinking
you are hoodwinking
they are hoodwinking
Present Perfect
I have hoodwinked
you have hoodwinked
he/she/it has hoodwinked
we have hoodwinked
you have hoodwinked
they have hoodwinked
Past Continuous
I was hoodwinking
you were hoodwinking
he/she/it was hoodwinking
we were hoodwinking
you were hoodwinking
they were hoodwinking
Past Perfect
I had hoodwinked
you had hoodwinked
he/she/it had hoodwinked
we had hoodwinked
you had hoodwinked
they had hoodwinked
Future
I will hoodwink
you will hoodwink
he/she/it will hoodwink
we will hoodwink
you will hoodwink
they will hoodwink
Future Perfect
I will have hoodwinked
you will have hoodwinked
he/she/it will have hoodwinked
we will have hoodwinked
you will have hoodwinked
they will have hoodwinked
Future Continuous
I will be hoodwinking
you will be hoodwinking
he/she/it will be hoodwinking
we will be hoodwinking
you will be hoodwinking
they will be hoodwinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoodwinking
you have been hoodwinking
he/she/it has been hoodwinking
we have been hoodwinking
you have been hoodwinking
they have been hoodwinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoodwinking
you will have been hoodwinking
he/she/it will have been hoodwinking
we will have been hoodwinking
you will have been hoodwinking
they will have been hoodwinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoodwinking
you had been hoodwinking
he/she/it had been hoodwinking
we had been hoodwinking
you had been hoodwinking
they had been hoodwinking
Conditional
I would hoodwink
you would hoodwink
he/she/it would hoodwink
we would hoodwink
you would hoodwink
they would hoodwink
Past Conditional
I would have hoodwinked
you would have hoodwinked
he/she/it would have hoodwinked
we would have hoodwinked
you would have hoodwinked
they would have hoodwinked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hoodwink - influence by slynesshoodwink - influence by slyness      
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.hoodwink - conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

hoodwink

verb deceive, trick, fool, cheat, con (informal), kid (informal), mislead, hoax, dupe, gull (archaic), delude, swindle, rook (slang), bamboozle (informal), take (someone) for a ride (informal), lead up the garden path (informal), sell a pup, pull a fast one on (informal), cozen, befool Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.

hoodwink

verb
To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
Translations
يَخْدَع
oblafnout
bedragefuppe
blekkja
apmauti
piemānītpiemuļķot
oblafnúť
kafese koymakkandırmak

hoodwink

[ˈhʊdwɪŋk] VTengañar

hoodwink

[ˈhʊdwɪŋk] vttromper

hoodwink

vt (inf)(he)reinlegen (inf); to hoodwink somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu verleiten, etw zu tun; they hoodwinked him into signing the contracter ließ sich von ihnen (dazu) verleiten, den Vertrag zu unterschreiben; I was hoodwinked into buying an imitationman hat mir eine Imitation angedreht (inf)

hoodwink

[ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk] vtgabbare, imbrogliare, infinocchiare

hoodwink

(ˈhudwiŋk) verb
to trick or deceive.
References in classic literature ?
What arts she employed to soothe and blind him I know not, but she succeeded both in allaying his wrath, and hoodwinking his discernment, as was soon proved by the alteration in his mien and manner; she must have managed to convince him that I neither was, nor ever had been, a rival of his, for the fortnight of fury against me terminated in a fit of exceeding graciousness and amenity, not unmixed with a dash of exulting self-complacency, more ludicrous than irritating.
MUZAFFARABAD -- President of Azad Kashmir, Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan has said that it is evident from initiation of discussion on IOK situation at UN Human rights commission, All parties Kashmir parliamentary Group reports in British Parliament and now the discussion in European parliament is the clear proof that international community was awaking up now and Indian hoodwinking, fraud and
She was hoodwinking the court and therefore lied," Mr Ogoti said during his ruling last week.
SOME government officials are hoodwinking the government/public by replacing green government number plates on their official cars by black and white plates.
PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the piecemeal extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Peshawar High Court at the 'whim of the federal government as proposed in the bill passed by the National Assembly amounted to hoodwinking the people and smacked of something sinister and asked the government to come out clean on it'.
Islamabad -- Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the piecemeal extension of the jurisdiction of SC and PHC at the whim of the federal government as proposed in the Bill passed by the National Assembly amounted to hoodwinking the people and smacked of something sinister and asked the government to come out clean on it.
ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar said Thursday that the piecemeal extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court (SC) and Peshawar High Court (PHC) at the whim of the federal government amounted to hoodwinking the people and urged the government to come out clean on the issue.He was speaking at a seminar on the proposed legislation to extend the jurisdiction of superior courts to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that was organised by the Bhutto Foundation at the National Press Club.