hood|wink

hood|wink
hood|wink «HUD wihngk», transitive verb.
1. to mislead by a trick; deceive: »

A man of business who is not to be hoodwinked (Charles Dickens). A professor…trying to hoodwink me by a bit of technical platitude (Leslie Stephen).

2. to blindfold: »

We'll have no Cupid hoodwinked with a scarf (Shakespeare).

3. to cover or hide: »

The prize I'll bring thee to shall hoodwink this mischance (Shakespeare).

[< hood + wink]
hood´wink|er, noun.

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  • hood´wink|er — hood|wink «HUD wihngk», transitive verb. 1. to mislead by a trick; deceive: »A man of business who is not to be hoodwinked (Charles Dickens). A professor…trying to hoodwink me by a bit of technical platitude (Leslie Stephen). 2. to blindfold: »We …   Useful english dictionary

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  • wink — che·wink; hood·wink·er; mead·ow·wink; tid·dle·dy·wink; tid·dly·wink; wink·er; wink·ing·ly; hood·wink; wink; tid·dley·wink; un·wink·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • hoodwink — hood·wink …   English syllables

  • hoodwinker — hood·wink·er …   English syllables

  • hoodwink — hood•wink [[t]ˈhʊdˌwɪŋk[/t]] v. t. winked, wink•ing 1) to deceive or trick 2) archaic to blindfold 3) Obs. to cover or hide • Etymology: 1555–65; hood I+wink hood′wink a•ble, adj. hood′wink er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hoodwink — hood|wink [ˈhudˌwıŋk] v [T + into] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: hoodwink to cover the eyes with a hood (16 19 centuries), from hood + wink] to trick someone in a clever way so that you can get an advantage for yourself …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hoodwink — hood|wink [ hud,wıŋk ] verb transitive to make someone believe something that is not true …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • er — er·i·an·thus; er·ic; er·i·ca; er·i·ca·ce·ae; er·i·cad; er·i·ca·les; er·i·ce·tal; er·i·ce·tic·o·lous; er·i·coid; er·i·co·phyte; erig·er·on; er·i·glos·sa; er·ik·ite; er·i·na·ceous; er·i·na·ceus; er·in·ite; er·i·nose; er·i·o·bot·rya;… …   English syllables

  • Hoodwink — Hood wink (h[oo^]d w[i^][ng]k), v. t. [Hood + wink.] 1. To blind by covering the eyes. [1913 Webster] We will blind and hoodwink him. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover; to hide. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To deceive by false appearance; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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