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Definition 1: cheat or trick - [verb of possession]

Samples where cozen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He cozened the money out of the old man

(cozen is a kind of ...) win something through one's efforts

"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese" "Gain an understanding of international finance" "win someone's confidence and friendship"

(cozen is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(cozen is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

Synonyms for cozen in the sense of this definition

(cozen is a kind of ...) make a victim of

"I was victimized by this con-man"

(... is a kind of cozen ) deliver to an enemy by treachery

"Judas sold Jesus" "The spy betrayed his country"

(... is a kind of cozen ) take or catch as if in a snare or trap

"I was set up!" "The innocent man was framed by the police"

(... is a kind of cozen ) subject to a playful hoax or joke

(... is a kind of cozen ) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

"She cheats on her husband" "Might her husband be wandering?"

(... is a kind of cozen ) make a fool or dupe of

(... is a kind of cozen ) deceive somebody

"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

(... is a kind of cozen ) act as a shill

"This man shilled and bid for an expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up"

(... is a kind of cozen ) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

(... is a kind of cozen ) trick or deceive

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