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converb [T]

us   /kɑn/ -nn- infml
to deceive someone by using a trick, or to cheat someone of money: I know when I’m being conned.

connoun [C]

us   /kɑn/
something done to trick or deceive someone: a con game/job It was a con, and he fooled us all.
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converb [T]

uk   /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 buying 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).

connoun

uk   /kɒn/ us   /kɑːn/

con-prefix

uk   /kɒn-/ us   /kɑːn-/

Con.adjective

UK
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converb [T]

uk   /kɒn/ us   -nn- informal
to trick someone so they will give you money, or do something that you want them to do: con sb out of sth Homeowners were conned out of millions of dollars in a huge real estate scam.con sb into (doing) sth The website conned customers into giving their bank account and password information.

connoun [C]

uk   /kɒn/ us also confidence trick
a trick to get someone's money, or to make them do what you want: What seemed like a great investment opportunity turned out to be an elaborate con. a con trick/game a con merchant/artist
(Definition of con from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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