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hoodwink (v.)

1560s, "to blindfold, blind by covering the eyes," from hood (n.1) + wink (n.); figurative sense of "blind the mind, mislead, deceive by disguise" is c. 1600. Related: Hoodwinked; hoodwinking.

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Definitions of hoodwink from WordNet

hoodwink (v.)
influence by slyness;
Synonyms: juggle / beguile
hoodwink (v.)
conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end;
Synonyms: bamboozle / snow / pull the wool over someone's eyes / lead by the nose / play false
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