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English definition of “con”


verb [T]     /kɒn/ US  /kɑːn/ (-nn-) informal
to make someone believe something false , usually so that that person will give you their money or possessions: She felt she had been conned into buy ing the car . Thieves conned him out of his life savings . He managed to con £20 out of them (= get that amount from them by deceiving them).Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of con verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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