1. [ verb ] deprive somebody of something by deceit
Synonyms: rip_off sell_short chisel beat

"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"

Related terms: victimize overcharge swindle juggle bilk cozen beat gazump whipsaw welsh heist deceiver deceive
2. [ verb ] defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
Synonyms: jockey shaft chicane screw chouse
Related terms: beat trickery deceiver
3. [ verb ] engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
Synonyms: chisel

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

Related terms: deceive rig job crib shark fudge cozen swindler deceiver
4. [ noun ] (botany) weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
Synonyms: Bromus_secalinus chess
Related terms: brome
5. [ noun ] (botany) weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
Synonyms: tare bearded_darnel Lolium_temulentum darnel
Related terms: rye_grass
6. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
Synonyms: rig swindle

: "that book is a fraud"

Related terms: fraud bunco scam swiz holdout pyramiding shell_game swindle rig
7. [ noun ] someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Synonyms: cheater trickster beguiler slicker deceiver
Related terms: wrongdoer front_man hypocrite imposter liar mountebank double-crosser dodger decoy finagler sandbagger two-timer fortune_hunter bluffer impersonator falsifier obscurantist misleader forger utterer swindler deceive juggle
8. [ verb ] (sexuality) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
Synonyms: wander betray cuckold cheat_on

"She cheats on her husband" "Might her husband be wandering?"

Related terms: deceive twotime play_around two-time cuckold
9. [ noun ] a deception for profit to yourself
Synonyms: cheating
Related terms: deception gerrymander
Similar spelling:   chat