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TRANSITIVE VERB:
Archaic fobbed, fob·bing, fobs
To cheat or deceive (another).

PHRASAL VERB:
fob off
  1. To dispose of (goods) by fraud or deception; palm off: fobbed off the zircon as a diamond.
  2. To put off or appease by deceitful or evasive means: needed help but was fobbed off with promises.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English fobben, probably from fob, trickster


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