Palm

Palm

(pm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Palmed (pmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Palming.] 1. To handle. [Obs.] Prior.
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2. To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
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They palmed the trick that lost the game.
Prior.
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3. Hence: To take (something small) stealthily, especially by concealing it in the palm of the hand; as, he palmed one of the coins and walked out with it.
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4. To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with on or upon; as, to palm a stolen coin on an unsuspecting dealer. See also palm off.
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For you may palm upon us new for old.
Dryden.
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