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  • verb UK, informal, transitive To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion.
  • verb UK, informal More specifically, to obtain confidential information by impersonation or other deception.
  • verb UK, informal, transitive To beg, to cadge.
  • verb UK, informal, transitive To steal.
  • verb Polari To pick up someone.
  • verb UK, informal, 1960s To persuade.
  • verb UK, informal, 1940s To deceive, to perpetrate a hoax on.
  • noun UK, informal A means of obtaining something by trick or deception.
  • noun An armed robbery.
  • adjective UK, informal Fake, not genuine.

Etymologies

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From French blague ("joke, tall story").

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