One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘you're lying—why do you persist in trying to delude me?’
mislead, deceive, fool, take in, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull, beguile, lead on
cheat, defraud, swindle
informal con, bamboozle, pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull a fast one on, lead up the garden path, take for a ride, put one over on
North American informal sucker, snooker, hornswoggle
Australian informal pull a swifty on
literary cozen, illude
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