Today's word is:
To cozen, or to cheat in return.
To cheat, defraud by deceit, ceat out of, to deceive, dupe, beguile, impose upon, to beguile or cheat into, up, etc.; to induce by deception to do a thing
To while away (time).
From counter + cozen
Cozen possibly derived from the Italian cozzonare, described to mean 'to play the horse-breaker or courser, also, to play the craftie knaue.'
I love watching movies like The Italian Job and Ocean's Eleven because in addition to shenanigans and heists, the plot inevitably requires that the thieves countercozen someone by plot's end!
Gosh, I love having the OED at my fingertips. :D
By the way, if anyone should need assistance with definitions or etymologies for words, please don't hesitate to contact me. I have the whole Oxford Engish dictionary at hand, so can give you pretty much anything.