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English verb: cozen

1. cozen (social) be false to; be dishonest with

Synonymsdeceive, delude, lead on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)victimise, victimize

Narrower (hyponym)befool, betray, betray, cheat, cheat, cheat on, chisel, cuckold, ensnare, entrap, flim-flam, fob, fool, fox, frame, gull, hoax, humbug, play a joke on, play a joke on, play a trick on, play tricks, pull a fast one on, pull someone's leg, sell, set up, shill, trick, wander

2. cozen (social) act with artful deceit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel

3. cozen (possession) cheat or trick

SamplesHe cozened the money out of the old man.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)acquire, cheat, chisel, gain, rip off, win

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