- Alright guys I will fool you this time.

Egoexpress

Senior Member
Hungary, Hungarian
Hi there,

Suppose you are playing a game, it does not matter what it is but there has been some lost rounds and you go like.

- Alright guys I will fool you this time.

How can you substitute the word fool in context like this?

Thank you!
 
  • Scalloper

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    You'd be better saying "I will beat you next time". To say you will "fool" them suggests that you will be either cheating, which you would not be admitting to, or that you will try win by trickery, which you would not want to forewarn them of
     

    Egoexpress

    Senior Member
    Hungary, Hungarian
    I'm looking for some milder examples, that you would not hesitate to say to kids.
     

    Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Sometimes fathers playing games with their children make extravagant, teasing statements like "Prepare to lose! Next one's mine!"
     

    halthecomputer

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    As cyberpendant says, "beat" is what you want. It simply means "to do better than" in this context. There are no connotations of hitting people.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    I agree with ewie: "get" is what would come most naturally to me, too.
     
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