cheat on

phrasal verb

cheated on; cheating on; cheats on
informal
: to break a promise made to (someone, such as one's wife or husband) by having sex with someone else
He cheated on his wife/girlfriend.

Examples of cheat on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The girls weren’t butterflies, but if the boyfriends cheated on them, they were called butterflies. Mike Ryan, IndieWire, 3 July 2024 Instead of giving a tongue-lashing for cheating on a test or getting in a fight, the principal blasted Perkins for failing to keep communities safe and create jobs. Alena Botros, Fortune, 17 June 2024 According to the Times, this is not the first occasion Willis has sought RICO charges: In 2014, the attorney argued that Atlanta public-school teachers accused of cheating on standardized tests were part of a racketeering conspiracy. Zoe Guy, Vulture, 11 June 2024 It’s bound to be a godsend for kids looking to cheat on their math homework. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for cheat on 

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“Cheat on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheat%20on. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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