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swindle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of swindle

  1. 1 a scheme in which the victim is cheated out of his money after first gaining his trust <a swindle that involved selling a lot of land that really didn't exist>

  2. 2 <a swindle that involved selling a lot of land that really didn't exist> an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <identity theft has become one of the most frequent and feared swindles of our time> Synonyms bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, sting, fraudRelated Words cross, fix; Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme; racket, rip-off; thimblerig, three-card monte; device, dodge, gimmick, jig, ploy, scheme, sleight, stratagem, trick, wile; gouging, overcharging, soaking; counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham




swindle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of swindle

  1. to rob by the use of trickery or threats <hundreds of people were swindled out of their savings, and all they had to show for it were fake land deeds> Synonyms beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, fleece, thimblerig, victimizeRelated Words extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk





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