- (archaic, Scotland) To play a trick on, make a fool of.
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.