To cheat, to trick.
* '', 1853, J. Forster (editor), ''The Works of Walter Savage Landor , Volume 1,
(US, regional) To handle, to take care of.
* 1980 , John R. Erickson, Panhandle Cowboy ,
- I cannot think otherwise than that the undertaker of the aforecited poesy hath choused your Highness; for I have seen painted, I know not where, the identically same Dian, with full as many nymphs, as he calls them, and more dogs.
- This gave the roundup the appearance of a cavalry charge, and a stranger observing the procedure for the first time might have thought we were a bunch of green, possibly drunken cowboys making sport out of chousing' cattle. But we weren't ' chousing them, we were just trying to keep them in sight, and for a very good reason.
* (cheat) cheat, trick
One who is easily cheated; a gullible person.
A trick; a sham.
- (Ben Jonson)
To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
, date=August 5
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)
, passage=Ralph Wiggum is generally employed as a bottomless fount of glorious non sequiturs, but in “I Love Lisa” he stands in for every oblivious chump who ever deluded
himself into thinking that with persistence, determination, and a pure heart he can win the girl of his dreams. }}
(obsolete) To frustrate or disappoint.
- To delude the nation by an airy phantom.
- It deludes thy search.
* (to deceive) deceive, mislead