Etymology
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befool (v.)

"make a fool of," late 14c., from be- + fool (n.). Related: Befooled; befooling.

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Definitions of befool

befool (v.)
make a fool or dupe of;
Synonyms: fool / gull
befool (v.)
fool or hoax;
Synonyms: gull / dupe / slang / cod / fool / put on / take in / put one over / put one across
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