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Definition of wile:

  1. A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
  2. To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.
  3. To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.


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