- to fool; deceive; dupe.
- Obsolete. to treat as a fool; call (someone) a fool.
Origin of befool
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1. bamboozle, delude, mislead; cheat, swindle.
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Examples from the Web for befool
Yet lest vanity should befool me, I dared not act upon suspicions.Bardelys the Magnificent
To what good end do men so flatter and befool one of their harmless fellows?Imaginary Interviews
W. D. Howells
For a moment he thought it might all have been a plot of Cesano's to befool him.The King of Alsander</p>
James Elroy Flecker
We have forgotten, else it would be impossible they should try to befool us.Essays in Rebellion
Henry W. Nevinson
"Oh, I was going out to see if I could befool anybody," said Peik.East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon
- (tr) to make a fool of
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Word Origin and History for befool
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