snooker someone/oneself

Definition of snooker someone/oneself

informal, British
:to do something that prevents someone/oneself from doing or achieving something
  • The locals snookered the reporter into believing that old tale.
  • He was ahead early in the match, but he snookered himself by performing badly.

Word by Word Definitions

snooker play
  1. : a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls

  1. : to make a dupe of : hoodwink

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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