Cheating
Cheat Cheat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cheated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cheating}.] [See {Cheat}, n., {Escheat}.] 1. To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle. [1913 Webster]

I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To beguile. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

To cheat winter of its dreariness. --W. Irving.

Syn: To trick; cozen; gull; chouse; fool; outwit; circumvent; beguile; mislead; dupe; swindle; defraud; overreach; delude; hoodwink; deceive; bamboozle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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