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cheat

cheat

 
pronunciation:
chit
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who cheats; swindler; fraud.
Who would do business with him? Everyone knows he's a cheat.
synonyms:
bilk, diddler, fraud, sharper, sharpie, swindler, trickster
similar words:
adventurer, bandit, bluff, chiseler, con man, confidence man, crook, gyp, humbug, knave, rascal, rogue
definition 2: the act or result of cheating.
Don't bet on that game. It's just a cheat.
synonyms:
fraud, swindle, trick
similar words:
artifice, con, confidence game, deception, gyp, hoax
definition 3: in law, the act of obtaining someone's property by dishonest or criminal means.
synonyms:
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery
similar words:
burglary, crime, offense
definition 4: an annual brome grass, originally native to Europe but now a weed in wheat-growing regions worldwide; chess.
similar words:
chess, grass
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cheated, cheating, cheats
definition 1: to defraud, often in order to obtain property or influence; swindle.
The salesman cheated the customer by changing the contract after it was signed.
synonyms:
bilk, burn, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, fleece, flimflam, gull, gyp, rook, swindle
similar words:
beguile, clip, deceive, dupe, finagle, hoodwink, humbug, rip off, rogue, skin, sting, trick
definition 2: to make the victim of a hoax; trick; fool.
She cheated him into believing she truly loved him.
synonyms:
dupe, fool, gull, trick
similar words:
bamboozle, bluff, deceive, delude, hoodwink, humbug, mislead, rogue, spoof
definition 3: to deprive (someone) of something unfairly.
The government cheated them of their rights during the war.
synonyms:
defraud
similar words:
rob
definition 4: to elude by trickery or as if by trickery.
Thrill seekers enjoy what they see as cheating death.
synonyms:
elude, evade
similar words:
circumvent, escape, foil, outwit, thwart
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to practice deceit or fraud.
synonyms:
deceive, swindle
similar words:
bluff, finagle, overreach
definition 2: to violate rules by deceitful means.
They cheated during the test by whispering the answers to each other.
similar words:
finagle
definition 3: (informal) to be sexually unfaithful or untrue (often fol. by on).
She cheats on her husband.
synonyms:
two-time
similar words:
cuckold, deceive
derivations: cheatingly (adv.), cheater (n.)
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