Definition of cozen:
stiff, shake down, fake out, deceive, diddle, bleed, fiddle, have, snooker, suck in, cheat, swindle, lead on, sucker, bilk, stick, betray, burn, honest, spoof, thimblerig, juggle, dupe, short, do, skin, fool, squeeze, pluck, skunk, mislead, defraud, rook, gyp, nobble, screw, gull, buffalo, beat, hustle, have on, trim, take in, hoodwink, hornswoggle, gammon, bluff, misinform, sting, string along, humbug, chouse, beguile, ream, double-cross, gaff, misguide, shortchange, bamboozle, euchre, chisel, victimize, rip off, catch, con, trick, mulct, flimflam, delude, four-flush, do in, take, hoax, snow, hose.
- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- "A Rock in the Baltic", Robert Barr.
I am sorry, said the Earl, that her Majesty hath so hard a conceit of me, that I should go about to cozen her, as though I had got a fee simple from her, and had it not before, or that I had not had her full release for payment of the money I borrowed.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.