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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juggle, beguile, hoodwinkverb

    influence by slyness

  2. bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play falseverb

    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"


  1. hoodwinkverb

    To cover the eyes with a hood; to blindfold.

  2. hoodwinkverb

    To deceive or trick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoodwinkverb

    to blind by covering the eyes

    Etymology: [Hood + wink.]

  2. Hoodwinkverb

    to cover; to hide

    Etymology: [Hood + wink.]

  3. Hoodwinkverb

    to deceive by false appearance; to impose upon

    Etymology: [Hood + wink.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hoodwink

    hood′wingk, v.t. to blindfold: (Shak.) to cover: to deceive, impose on. [Hood, wink.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoodwink in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hoodwink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hoodwink in a Sentence

  1. Nick Ryan:

    Ted Cruz has been parading around Iowa trying to hoodwink conservatives, and these ads showcase that he's willing to say anything to get elected, fact is, he's wrong on the issues and values that Iowa conservatives really care about.

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    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • A. defiant
    • B. eminent
    • C. unsealed
    • D. contagious

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