Hi, everyone . I've been trying to know some meanings of the word "snooker " as a verb . And one of it's meanings is "deceive "but I'm not quite sure about it . Could anyone tell me how to be used in sentences ? The most common forms .
thanks in advanced .
I'm not familiar with 'to snooker' meaning 'to decieve'. Of course, the most common meaning, and the one I'm most familiar with is used in the game of snooker. Outside of the game this meaning is used figuratively to mean making something difficult for somebody by putting obstacles in their way.
Cross-posted with entangledbank - with whom I agree.
Actually, I can see that it has come to mean to deceive but I think it originally meant to put someone in an impossible or difficult position as in the game of snooker if your opponent manages to place the cue ball in a position that makes it impossible to hit the required object ball directly. I'm drawing on: