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VERB (2)

1. make a fool or dupe of;
[syn: fool, gull, befool]

2. fool or hoax;
- Example: "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"
- Example: "You can't fool me!"
[syn: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Befool \Be*fool"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befooled; p. pr. & vb. n. Befooling.] [OE. befolen; pref. be- + fol fool.] 1. To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to deceive. [1913 Webster] This story . . . contrived to befool credulous men. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish. "Some befooling drug." --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

befool v 1: make a fool or dupe of [syn: fool, gull, befool] 2: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!" [syn: gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across]