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 for cozen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cozen \Coz"en\, v. i.
     To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
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           Some cogging, cozening slave.            --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cozen \Coz"en\ (k?z"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cozened (-'nd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Cozening (-'n-?ng). ] [From cousin, hence,
     literally, to deceive through pretext of relationship, F.
     To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by
     small arts, or in a pitiful way.
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           He had cozened the world by fine phrases. --Macaulay.
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           Children may be cozened into a knowledge of the
           letters.                                 --Locke.
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           Goring loved no man so well but that he would cozen
           and expose him to public mirth for having been cozened.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be false to; be dishonest with [syn: deceive, lead on,
           delude, cozen]
      2: act with artful deceit
      3: cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "cozen":
     beat, beguile, beguile of, betray, bilk, bunco, burn, cheat,
     chisel, chouse, chouse out of, cog, cog the dice, con, crib,
     defraud, delude, diddle, do, do in, do out of, double-cross,
     euchre, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, fudge, gouge, gull,
     gyp, have, hocus, hocus-pocus, humbug, mislead, mulct, overreach,
     pack the deal, pigeon, practice fraud upon, rook, scam, screw,
     sell gold bricks, sell out, shave, shortchange, stack the cards,
     stick, sting, swindle, take a dive, take in, thimblerig,
     throw a fight, victimize

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