daff (v.), past form daft
daffe , dafts
put off, deflect, sidetrack
[Leonato to Claudio] Canst thou so daff me?
[Roderigo to Iago] Every day thou daff'st me with some device [F dafts; Q doffest]
[Pilgrim, of his love] She ... daffed me to a cabin hanged with care
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