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Present participle for to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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“Gray is also being charged with developing a scheme to con the couple out of their retirement fund.”
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Present participle for to deceive or fool someone
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“I con him into thinking I've got connections with a fixer.”
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Present participle for to learn by heart, or commit to memory
“And to con by rote is to commit to memory by an operation of mind similar to the turning of a wheel.”
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(rare) Present participle for to study or examine carefully, especially in order to gain knowledge of
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“The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye.”
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Present participle for to tell a lie or something that is untrue
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Present participle for to navigate or pilot a vehicle or vessel
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Present participle for to cajole or convince someone with flattery
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Present participle for to acquire new information or skill
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Present participle for to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive
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Present participle for study
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Present participle for to acquire knowledge on an issue
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Present participle for to steal from, especially using force or violence
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Present participle for give a false or misleading account of the nature of
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Present participle for quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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Present participle for to (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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Present participle for to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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An attempt to persuade a person using flattery or deception
“I immediately find the remains of the conning tower, broken from the hull with the main gun mount just forward of it.”
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