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wile

wile

pronunciation:
waIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trick or stratagem intended to mislead, entice, or entrap.
The elderly couple were taken in by the wiles of this swindler.
similar words:
ploy, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trap
definition 2: (often pl.) cunning or seductive behavior; guile; trickery.
He claims he was enticed by her "feminine wiles."
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wiled, wiles, wiling
definition 1: to lure, mislead, or entrap by cunning or seductiveness.
His buddies wiled him away from his studies with the promise of easy winnings at poker.
definition 2: to pass (time), esp. in a pleasant manner (usu. fol. by away). (See while.)
We wiled away a few hours in the back yard.