(), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beguiled (); p. pr. & vb. n. Beguiling.] 1. To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
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The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Gen. iii. 13.
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2. To elude, or evade by craft; to foil. [Obs.]
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When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage.
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3. To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
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Ballads . . . to beguile his incessant wayfaring.
W. Irving.
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Syn. -- To delude; deceive; cheat; insnare; mislead; amuse; divert; entertain.
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