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English verb: befool

1. befool (social) make a fool or dupe of


Synonymsfool, gull


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

2. befool (communication) fool or hoax


SamplesThe immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone.
You can't fool me!.


Synonymscod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray


Narrower (hyponym)kid, pull the leg of









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