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

 

hoodwink

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhʊdwɪŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊdwɪŋk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hoodwink
BrE BrE//ˈhʊdwɪŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊdwɪŋk//
 
he / she / it hoodwinks
BrE BrE//ˈhʊdwɪŋks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊdwɪŋks//
 
past simple hoodwinked
BrE BrE//ˈhʊdwɪŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊdwɪŋkt//
 
past participle hoodwinked
BrE BrE//ˈhʊdwɪŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊdwɪŋkt//
 
-ing form hoodwinking
BrE BrE//ˈhʊdwɪŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊdwɪŋkɪŋ//
 
 
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hoodwink somebody (into doing something) to trick somebody She had been hoodwinked into buying a worthless necklace. I feel as if I’ve been hoodwinked. Staff felt as if they had been hoodwinked when they discovered the new management’s plans. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally in the sense ‘to blindfold’): from the noun hood ‘covering’ + an obsolete sense of wink ‘close the eyes’.
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