1. [ noun ] an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
Related terms: hand_tool edge_tool ripping_chisel firmer_chisel cold_chisel gouge drove wood_chisel burin
2. [ verb ] deprive somebody of something by deceit
Synonyms: cheat sell_short rip_off 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 deceiver heist cheat deceive
3. [ verb ] engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
Synonyms: cheat

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

Related terms: deceive rig job crib shark fudge cozen swindler deceiver cheat
4. [ verb ] carve with a chisel

"chisel the marble"

Related terms: carve
Similar spelling:   Chisley