1. [ verb ] deprive of by deceit
Synonyms: defraud swindle con goldbrick scam bunco mulct gyp nobble victimize rook

"He swindled me out of my inheritance" "She defrauded the customers who trusted her" "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

Related terms: cheat short-change exploitation bunco scam swindler
2. [ verb ] manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
Synonyms: play fiddle toy

"She played nervously with her wedding ring" "Don't fiddle with the screws" "He played with the idea of running for the Senate:

Related terms: manipulate put_out entertain fiddler
Similar spelling:   diddley