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cheat

 
Noun cheat has 5 senses
  1. darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    --1 is a kind of rye grass, ryegrass
  2. chess, cheat, Bromus secalinus - weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    --2 is a kind of brome, bromegrass
  3. deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    --3 is a kind of wrongdoer, offender
    --3 has particulars:
     bluffer, four-flusher; swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy; decoy, steerer; dodger, fox, slyboots; double-crosser, double-dealer, two-timer, betrayer, traitor; falsifier; finagler, wangler; forger, counterfeiter; fortune hunter; front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman; hypocrite, dissembler, phony, phoney, pretender; impersonator, imitator; imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player; liar, prevaricator; misleader; mountebank, charlatan; obscurantist; sandbagger; two-timer; utterer
    Derived form: verb cheat3
  4. swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
    --4 is a kind of fraud
    --4 has particulars:
     scam, cozenage; bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam; pyramiding; holdout; swiz; shell game, thimblerig
    Derived form: verb cheat2
  5. cheat, cheating - a deception for profit to yourself
    --5 is a kind of deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
    --5 has particulars: gerrymander
    Derived form: verb cheat1
Verb cheat has 4 senses
  1. cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
    --1 is one way to victimize, victimise
    Derived forms: noun cheat5, noun cheater1, noun cheating1
    Sample sentences:
    They cheat him of all his money
    Sam cannot cheat Sue
  2. cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey - defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
    --2 is one way to beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    Derived forms: noun cheat4, noun cheater1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. cheat, chisel - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
    --3 is one way to deceive, lead on, delude, cozen
    Derived forms: noun cheat3, noun cheater1, noun cheating1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue cheat
  4. cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander - be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
    --4 is one way to deceive, lead on, delude, cozen
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot cheat Sue
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