be had


: to be tricked or fooled by someone
She doesn't want to buy a used car because she's worried about being had by a dishonest salesman.
I don't trust them. I think we've been had.

Examples of be had in a Sentence

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“Be had.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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