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bamboozle

bam·boo·zle

bamboozle

 
 
pronunciation:
baem bu zl
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bamboozled, bamboozles, bamboozling
definition 1: (informal) to trick by deceptive claims, flattery, or the like; deceive.
They bamboozled him into believing they were policemen.
similar words:
bluff, hoax
definition 2: to mystify or confuse.
This problem utterly bamboozles me.
similar words:
baffle, bewilder, mystify
derivation: bamboozler (n.)