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verb

To deceive, trick, cheat, swindle.

British spy chiefs have grave doubts that Iran has mothballed its nuclear weapons programme, as a US intelligence report claimed last week, and believe the CIA has been hoodwinked by Teheran.

—Tim Shipman, Philip Sherwell, and Carolynne Wheeler “Iran 'hoodwinked' CIA over Nuclear Plans” The Telegraph, December 12, 2007

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