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be- +‎ gowk


begowk (third-person singular simple present begowks, present participle begowking, simple past and past participle begowked)

  1. (archaic, Scotland) To play a trick on, make a fool of.
    • 1893, Robert Louis Stevenson, Catriona:
      But I'll begowk them there, Mr. David.
    • 1921, William Darling Lyell, The house in Queen Anne square:
      Is she trying to begowk a donnert old man next?
    • 1917, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Copper Streak Trail:
      Dewing, you sought to begowk me by setting me up against Zurich — or perhaps you really thought to use me against him.