Synonym: hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow. Similar words: bamboo, flamboyant, puzzle, akimbo, symbol, embody, symbolic, boom. Meaning: [bæm'buːzl] v. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end.
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1. You've completely bamboozled me.
2. He bamboozled Mercer into defeat.
3. He was bamboozled by con men.
4. He was bamboozled into joining the club.
5. She was bamboozled into telling them her credit card number.
6. He bamboozled me into believing that he'd lost all his money.
7. You have no reason to bamboozle me!
8. Canny salespeople may try to bamboozle you with jargon, so it's worth getting to grips with a few key features before you hit the shops.
9. Bamboozle has nothing at all to do with wooden drinking cups.
10. Etymonline agrees with the slang origin but also offers a couple of words from Scottish dialect and French that could have lead to bamboozle.
11. Certainly, the strident promoters of globalisation – politicians, big businessmen, and journalists – will have to work much harder now to bamboozle their audiences.
12. "Perhaps if I wanted to be understood or to understand I would bamboozle myself into belief, but I am a reporter".
13. "Perhaps if I wanted to be understood or to understand I would bamboozle myself into belief, but I am a reporter" (Graham Greene).
14. Defence bosses are toying with the flexible firearms in a bid to bamboozle satellites and surveillance aircraft into thinking its forces are more powerful than they actually are.
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15. That said, whipsaw trading remains the only dominate trend this week, as headlines continue to bamboozle traders while providing new short term direction (and plenty of talking points).
16. We all love a good mystery and the currently unknown 'launcher app' we first featured around a week ago continues to bamboozle us, with our 'source' today leaking two new screenshots of it in action.
17. Perhaps Paulson and the administration believed that they could bamboozle Americans into doing whatever they asked.