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Definition of Conning

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learn by heart, memorize; cheat, deceive
supervise the steering of a ship
Conning Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Con
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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Noun
1. an argument opposed to a proposal
(antonym) pro
(hypernym) argument, statement
2. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
(synonym) convict, inmate, jailbird, gaolbird
(hypernym) prisoner, captive
(hyponym) lifer
3. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
(synonym) bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam
(hypernym) swindle, cheat, rig
(hyponym) sting operation
(derivation) victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp

Verb
1. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
(synonym) victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp
(hypernym) cheat, rip off, chisel
(hyponym) short-change, short
(derivation) bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam
2. commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
(synonym) memorize, memorise, learn
(hypernym) study, hit the books
(hyponym) understudy, alternate

Adverb
1. on the negative side; "much was written pro and con"
(synonym) in opposition
(antonym) pro

Verb
1. conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
(hypernym) steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
Conning Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Conning may refer to:
  • Conning tower, a raised platform on a ship or submarine from which an officer can give directions to the helmsman
  • Rico Conning (21st century), producer, songwriter, sound designer, and guitarist
  • Conning & company, a business headquartered in Hartford, CT

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