To be convinced that something that is to your benefit is actually harming you. This is similar to when Tom Sawyer convinces the neighborhood kids that his chore of whitewashing a fence is actually the most fun thing ever, to the point of getting items for letting them do his dirty work for him.
Me: I got played by this guy pretending to be a hot chick, but I convinced him that I was leading him along the whole time instead.
Friend: You totally Tom Sawyered that dumbass!
by IanTheGreat September 28, 2008

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