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Definition of COZEN

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Cozen \Coz"en\, v. i.
     To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
     [1913 Webster]

           Some cogging, cozening slave.            --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Cozen \Coz"en\ (k?z"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cozened} (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cozening} (-'n-?ng). ] [From cousin, hence, literally, to deceive through pretext of relationship, F. cousiner.] To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way. [1913 Webster]

           He had cozened the world by fine phrases. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

           Children may be cozened into a knowledge of the letters.                                 --Locke. [1913 Webster]

           Goring loved no man so well but that he would cozen him, and expose him to public mirth for having been cozened.
                                                    --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "cozen":
     beat, beguile, beguile of, betray, bilk, bunco, burn, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, cog, cog the dice, con, crib, defraud, delude, diddle, do, do in, do out of, double-cross, euchre, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, fudge, gouge, gull, gyp, have, hocus, hocus-pocus, humbug, mislead, mulct, overreach, pack the deal, pigeon, practice fraud upon, rook, scam, screw, sell gold bricks, sell out, shave, shortchange, stack the cards, stick, sting, swindle, take a dive, take in, thimblerig, throw a fight, victimize


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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