Translation of dupe in Spanish:
- to dupe somebody
into -ingshe duped him into buying itengañar or embaucar a alguien para que+ subjunctiveI was duped into believing she loved melo engañó or lo embaucó para que se lo comprarame embaucó or me engañó haciéndome creer que me queríaExample sentences
- I'd give this CD away to charity, but then of course, some sucker would be duped into paying for it.
- An elderly Swindon woman has narrowly escaped being duped into sending money to a dubious get-rich-quick scheme.
- Shoppers are being duped into handing over thousands of pounds by to a gang of street vendors who claim to be collecting money for children's wheelchairs.
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