Middle English Dictionary Entry

gīlen v.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To deceive (sb.), beguile; delude, dupe; be false to, betray; --also without obj.; also fig.; (b) ppl. as noun: giling, those who cheat or deceive; giled, those who are deceived or cheated; (c) to defraud (sb.), cheat; ~ of, ~ fro, defraud (sb.) of (sth.); also fig.; (d) to entice or allure (sb.) by trickery; coax, tempt; (e) to be unreliable, disappoint, fail.