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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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