play false

Definitions of play false

v conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

bamboozle, hoodwink, lead by the nose, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow
Type of:
betray, deceive, lead astray
cause someone to believe an untruth

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