HyperDic: cozen

English > 3 senses of the word cozen:
VERBsocialcozen, deceive, lead on, deludebe false to
socialcozenact with artful deceit
possessioncozencheat or trick
English > cozen: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe false to; be dishonest with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdeceive, lead on, delude
Entailed bycheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Narrowerbetray, selldeliver to an enemy by treachery
cheat, chiselEngage in deceitful behavior
cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wanderBe sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
ensnare, entrap, frame, set upTake or catch as if in a snare or trap
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick ondeceive somebody
fool, gull, befoolmake a fool or dupe of
hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke onsubject to a playful hoax or joke
humbugtrick or deceive
shillact as a shill
Broadervictimize, victimisemake a victim / victim of
Spanishburlar, engañar
Catalanenganyar, enredar
English > cozen: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningAct with artful deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadercheat, chiselEngage in deceitful behavior
Nounscozenagea fraudulent business scheme
English > cozen: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningcheat or trick.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"He cozened the money out of the old man"
Broaderacquire, win, gainwin something through one's efforts
cheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Nounscozenagea fraudulent business scheme

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