Fobbed
Fob Fob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fobbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fobbing}.] [Cf.Fop.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beat; to maul. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To cheat; to trick; to impose on. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To fob off}, to shift off by an artifice; to put aside; to delude with a trick."A conspiracy of bishops could prostrate and fob off the right of the people." --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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