cozen-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: cheat out of something

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] COZEN NP2[theme] PP{NP[source]} NP1[agent] COZEN NP2[source] PP{NP[theme]}

He cozened the money out of the old man.
He cozened the Earl of as much as he is worth.
They were cozened out of their money.

VerbNet: cheat-10.6-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: cozen.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 2: deceive

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animte]] COZEN NP2[patient[animate]]

He cozened not me, but his own conscience.
She cozened and she kissed him.
She cozened her father so that he would let her use the coach.
They say they were cozened by the priest.

VerbNet: force-59
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: cozen.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2