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Meaning: to persuade someone to do something in order to cheat them

For example:

  • When I was travelling I'd sometimes meet people who'd try to con me into a game of cards, but I never fell for it. I'd heard too many stories about people being cheated.

  • He was jailed for conning a lonely old lady out of $200,000.

Quick Quiz:

She met lots of men on the internet and conned quite a few into
  1. chatting with her online
  2. telling her about their lives
  3. sending her money

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