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cheat - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cheat' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cheat [ n.]
- An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
- One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.
- A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; -- called also chess. See Chess.
- The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.
- To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.
- To beguile.
- Wheat, or bread made from wheat.
2 . Cheat [ v. i.]
- To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.

Meaning of 'cheat' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cheat [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
Example in sentence:
  • that book is a fraud
2 . cheat [ v]
Meaning (2):
- be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
Example in sentence:
  • Might her husband be wandering?;
  • She cheats on her husband
Meaning (3):
- deprive somebody of something by deceit
Example in sentence:
  • The con-man beat me out of $50;
  • They chiseled me out of my money;
  • This salesman ripped us off!;
  • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
Meaning (4):
- engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
Example in sentence:
  • Who's chiseling on the side?