con

con
I. con con 1 [kɒn ǁ kɑːn] conned PTandPPX conning PRESPARTX verb [transitive]
1. informal to get money from someone by deceiving them:

• Investors were conned out of thousands of dollars.

2. to persuade someone to do something by tricking them:

• He conned them into believing that the painting was a genuine Picasso.

  [m0] II. con con 2 noun [countable]
informal a trick to get someone's money or make them do something:

• a con to make people pay for goods they hadn't actually received

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con UK US /kɒn/ verb [T] (-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.

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con UK US }} /kɒn/ noun [C] (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.

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a con trick/game

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a con merchant/artist


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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