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- (figuratively) To deceive by disguise; to dupe, bewile, mislead.
- I feel like the salesman hoodwinked me into buying right away.
- (archaic) To cover the eyes with a hood; to blindfold.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:Folio Society, 2006, vol.1 p.81:
- Some there are, that through feare anticipate the hangmans hand; as he did, whose friends having obtained his pardon, and putting away the cloth wherewith he was hood-winkt, that he might heare it read, was found starke dead upon the scaffold, wounded only by the stroke of imagination.
- (archaic) To make someone forgetful of, or oblivious to, something.
- (archaic) To hide.