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conning

verb (1)
present participle of con

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 to commit to memory
  • usually candidates con their entire campaign speech, right down to the jokes they supposedly ad-lib

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2 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition)
  • seemed to be conning his face for any sign of uncertainty

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  • glancing (at or over)

conning

verb (2)
present participle of con

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conning

verb (3)
present participle of conn

Synonyms of conning (Entry 3 of 3)

to operate or control the course of
  • there was white-knuckle tension as the captain conned the gunboat through the mine-infested harbor

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“Conning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conning. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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