|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|