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- v. To play a trick on; trick or befool.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To jape; to laugh at; to deceive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To trick; deceive.
- To laugh at; make a mock of.
From Middle English bejapen, bijapen, equivalent to be- + jape. Cognate with Scots bejaip ("to befool"). (Wiktionary)