HyperDic: hornswoggle

English > 1 sense of the word hornswoggle:
VERBsocialhornswoggle, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
English > hornswoggle: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsvictimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar

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