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con man

  
     ( con men    plural  ) , conman   A con man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them.      n-count  
A few years ago she was the victim of a con man.     
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con     ( cons    plural & 3rd person present)   ( conning    present participle)   ( conned    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone cons you, they persuade you to do something or believe something by telling you things that are not true.  
INFORMAL  
(=cheat, trick)  

He claimed that the businessman had conned him of £10,000...      V n of/out of/into n/-ing  
White conned his way into a job as a warehouseman with Dutch airline, KLM...      V way into n  
The British motorist has been conned by the government.      be V-ed, Also V n  
2       n-count   A con is a trick in which someone deceives you by telling you something that is not true.  
INFORMAL   Slimming snacks that offer miraculous weight loss are a con...     
3       n-count   A con is the same as a convict.  
INFORMAL  
4   
    mod cons  
    pros and cons  
    pro  


air-con     
Air-con is the same as air conditioning.  
INFORMAL      n-uncount  
The bus is a 45-seater with air-con and videos.     
chilli con carne     
Chilli con carne is a dish made from minced meat, vegetables, and powdered or fresh chillies.      n-uncount  
Con  
1       n-title   Con is the written abbreviation for constable, when it is part of a policeman's title.  
  (BRIT)  
...Det Con Terence Woodwiss.     
2    Con is the written abbreviation for Conservative.  
  (BRIT)  
...Philip Goodhart MP for Beckenham (Con).     
con artist        ( con artists    plural  ) A con artist is someone who tricks other people into giving them their money or property.      n-count   (=con man)  
con man        ( con men    plural  ) , conman   A con man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them.      n-count  
A few years ago she was the victim of a con man.     

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con

  
1   
      vb   bamboozle     (informal)   bilk, cheat, cozen, deceive, defraud, diddle     (informal)   do the dirty on     (Brit. informal)   double-cross     (informal)   dupe, gull     (archaic)   hoax, hoodwink, humbug, inveigle, kid     (informal)   mislead, pull a fast one on     (informal)   rip off     (slang)   rook     (slang)   sell a pup, skin     (slang)   stiff     (slang)   sting     (informal)   swindle, take for a ride     (informal)   trick  
2   
      n   bluff, canard, deception, fraud, scam     (slang)   sting     (informal)   swindle, trick  

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v.
to bump into sth
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
con fuerza, duro, dificil
n.
con fuerza, duro, dificil
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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