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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconcon1 /kɒn $ kɑːn/ verb (conned, conning) [transitive] informal 🔊 🔊 1 CHEATto get money from someone by deceiving them syn swindlecon somebody out of something 🔊 He conned me out of £300.2 TRICK/DECEIVEto persuade someone to do something by deceiving them syn trickcon somebody into doing something 🔊 You had no right to con me into thinking I could trust you.→ See Verb table
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conIf something is popular then people are being conned.A man pretending to be a faith healer has conned around £20,000 out of desperate sick people.She was too embarrassed to admit that they had conned her into buying 100 acres of worthless land.Yesterday, a woman claimed the same charity had conned her out of more than three hundred pounds.Roy Grimshaw, 43, allegedly conned his way into the job using false references.Most of the major services have received numerous complaints from users who have been conned into purchasing illegal software.He was trying to con me, and I knew it.She conned me out of $50.The old lady was conned out of her life savings by a crooked insurance dealer.By the time she realized she had been conned, she had lost more than $3000.They conned the school district into buying the property.But he tricked them out of the deeds, then conned them out of £85,000 to buy a Bentley.The criminals conned victims into believing that they could earn money inspecting businesses for compliance with the law.con somebody out of somethingHe tried to con me out of $20.In a sense, Deborah conned him out of it.con somebody into doing somethingTyrell conned several millionaires into investing in his business.
concon2 noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 1 CHEATa trick to get someone’s money or make them do something 🔊 a con to make people pay for goods they hadn’t actually received2 PRISONa prisoner mod cons, → the pros and cons at pro1(3)
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conA lot of people gave money to the charity collectors, not realising it was a con.However, Kurtz is not heavy-handed, laying out the pros and cons of talk culled from years of exhaustive reporting.Here are a few candidates with the pros and cons of each.The focus of the drama shifts to discovering the dangers, and weighing up pros and cons of using the magic carpet.She wanted me to visit a fortune-teller but I thought it was all a big con trick.Newman and Redford play a couple of guys working an elaborate con.No one to care about, which is what makes him free enough to be a good con man.Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.
con-con- /kən, kɒn $ kən, kɑːn/ prefix 🔊 🔊 TOGETHERtogether syn with 🔊 a confederation 🔊 to conspire (=plan together)
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ConConPPG British English the written abbreviation of Conservative, in British politics 🔊 Sir Teddy Taylor (Con)
From Longman Business Dictionaryconcon1 /kɒnkɑːn/ (conned, conning) verb [transitive]1informal to get money from someone by deceiving themInvestors were conned out of thousands of dollars.2to persuade someone to do something by tricking themHe conned them into believing that the painting was a genuine Picasso.→ See Verb tableconcon2 noun [countable] informal a trick to get someone’s money or make them do somethinga con to make people pay for goods they hadn’t actually received
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Verb table
con
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycon
he, she, itcons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave conned
he, she, ithas conned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad conned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill con
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have conned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam conning
he, she, itis conning
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you, we, theyare conning
Past
I, he, she, itwas conning
you, we, theywere conning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been conning
he, she, ithas been conning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been conning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be conning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been conning
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