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Verb: cozen  kú-zun
Usage: literary
  1. Be false to; be dishonest with
    "They cozen themselves with vain hopes and wishes";
    - deceive, lead on, delude
  2. Act with artful deceit
  3. Cheat or trick
    "He cozened the money out of the old man"

Sounds like: cousin

Derived forms: cozens, cozening, cozened

Type of: acquire, cheat, chisel [informal], gain, rip off [informal], victimise [Brit], victimize, win

Encyclopedia: Cozen