|1.||[ verb ] deprive of by deceit|
|Synonyms:||swindle defraud con goldbrick bunco diddle mulct nobble scam 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.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property|
|Synonyms:||con_game bunco_game bunko_game con confidence_game bunko hustle sting flimflam confidence_trick bunco|
|Related terms:||swindle sting_operation swindle|