Pronunciation: (bam-bOO'zul), [key]
—v., -zled, -zling.
1. to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often fol. by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club.
2. to perplex; mystify.
to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like.
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