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English verb: pull the wool over someone's eyes

1. pull the wool over someone's eyes (communication) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end


SamplesHe bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well.


Synonymsbamboozle, hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false, snow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray









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