fool

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Singular
fool

Plural
fools

  1. A fool is a person who does or thinks stupid things.
    I made a fool of myself by forgetting her birthday.
    Don't be a fool. You can't lift that. You'll hurt yourself.
  2. A jester.

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Plain form
fool

Third-person singular
fools

Past tense
fooled

Past participle
fooled

Present participle
fooling

  1. (transitive) If you fool someone, you make them believe something that is not true.
    I was fooled by an e-mail into opening a computer virus.

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