fool

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfuːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ful/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fo̅o̅l)

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fool

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [crazy, naïve, damn] fool
  2. I felt (like) a [real, complete] fool
  3. only a fool would [think, believe]
  4. [plays, acts] the fool
  5. don't be a fool!
  6. who is the fool that [forgot, broke, decided to]
  7. that damn fool [husband, brother] of yours
  8. am a fool for [love, romance]
  9. am just a fool (who is) in love
  10. any fool could [do, finish, make]
  11. I pity the fool that has to (do it)
  12. tried to make a fool of her
  13. he's nobody's fool
  14. she is no fool
  15. UK: played an April Fool on [my mom, his teacher]
  16. UK: April Fool!
  17. April Fools!
  18. April Fools' Day
  19. an April Fools' (Day) [trick, prank, joke]
n as adj
  1. is on a fool's errand
  2. a fool-proof plan
  3. this plan is fool-proof
v
  1. fool [him, the customer, the police]
  2. fool him into [thinking, buying, believing, paying, giving, accepting]
  3. fooled into [thinking]
  4. fooled them by [saying, making, going, hinting]
  5. don't fool yourself
  6. you [can't, cannot] fool me
  7. [cannot, could not, will not] be fooled
  8. won't get fooled [again, by]
  9. you are being fooled
  10. fool around with [her, the neighbor's wife, his secretary]
  11. fooling around with [the computer, your phone, TV channels]
  12. you could have fooled me!
  13. fool me [once, twice, again]
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