fool-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: play a trick on; deceive; make someone a fool

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] FOOL NP2[patient[animate]] (PP)
NOTE: NP2 can also be entities that are perceived as sentient, even if they're not, like computers.

This picture has fooled the world.
Wow, Patty sure fooled us into thinking she was rich.
The students tried everyday to fool the teacher.
The magician fooled the audience with his tricks.
Haha! You sure fooled me!
I fooled the computer with this false key code.

VerbNet: force-59-1
FrameNet: Manipulate_into_doing,Prevarication
PropBank: fool.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: indulge in careless, often useless, activity

Commentary: Includes: FOOL AROUND, FOOL AWAY
NOTE: Includes the frame of having sexual relations with multiple people.

Come on children, quit fooling around!
It is not wise to fool away your tax return on friovlous luxuries.
Sandra's husband had fooled around with at least half the women in the PTA.
In my spare time I like to fool around on the internet.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: fool.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
fool_around 1, 2
fool_away 1