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cheat

cheat

 
 
pronunciation:
chit
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who acts in a dishonest way in order to gain something.
synonyms:
fraud, swindler
similar words:
bluff, crook, rascal, rogue
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cheated, cheating, cheats
definition 1: to act in a dishonest way in order to get something from someone.
He cheated the woman by telling her the fake diamonds he sold her were genuine.
synonyms:
swindle
similar words:
deceive, rip off, sting, trick
definition 2: to break the rules in a dishonest way.
They cheated during the test by whispering the answers to each other.
derivations: cheatingly (adv.), cheater (n.)
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