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be had

verb phrase
  1. To become a partner in the sex act (1594+)
  2. To be duped or cheated; be victimized: You practically need a finance degree to know that you are being had (1805+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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be had

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Be outwitted; also, be cheated, deceived. For example, This lawyer is a real shyster; you've been had, or I've become very cautious about these schemes; it's too costly to be had more than once. This expression employs the verb to have in the sense of getting someone in one's power or at a disadvantage. [ ; early 1800s ]
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Be bribed or influenced by dishonest means. For example, Our senator's incorruptible; he cannot be had. [ ; early 1800s ]
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