Definition of bamboozle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bamboozle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bæmˈbuːzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæmˈbuːzl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bamboozle
BrE BrE//bæmˈbuːzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæmˈbuːzl//
 
he / she / it bamboozles
BrE BrE//bæmˈbuːzlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæmˈbuːzlz//
 
past simple bamboozled
BrE BrE//bæmˈbuːzld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæmˈbuːzld//
 
past participle bamboozled
BrE BrE//bæmˈbuːzld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæmˈbuːzld//
 
-ing form bamboozling
BrE BrE//bæmˈbuːzlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bæmˈbuːzlɪŋ//
 
 
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bamboozle somebody (informal) to confuse somebody, especially by tricking them Karpov bamboozled his opponent with a series of brilliant unexpected moves. We all wondered how he had managed to bamboozle his way into such a cushy job. Word Origin early 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
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