to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often followed by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club. Synonyms: gyp, dupe, trick, cheat, swindle, defraud, flimflam, hoax, gull, rook; delude, mislead, fool.
to perplex; mystify; confound. Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound.
to practice trickery, deception, cozenage, or the like: He bamboozled his way to the top.