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

 

fox

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːks//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fox
BrE BrE//fɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːks//
 
he / she / it foxes
BrE BrE//ˈfɒksɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːksɪz//
 
past simple foxed
BrE BrE//fɒkst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːkst//
 
past participle foxed
BrE BrE//fɒkst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːkst//
 
-ing form foxing
BrE BrE//ˈfɒksɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːksɪŋ//
 
 
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fox somebody (informal, especially British English) to be too difficult for somebody to understand or solve; to trick or confuse somebody The last question foxed even our panel of experts. Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vos and German Fuchs.