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cheat

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cheat

Synonyms and Antonyms of cheat

1 to use dishonest methods to achieve a goal

  • students who cheat on tests end up never knowing anything
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2 to be sexually unfaithful

  • he suspects that his girlfriend is cheating on him
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3 to fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of

  • the daredevil survived his plunge over the falls with barely a scratch, having cheated death once again
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4 to rob by the use of trickery or threats

  • a despicable confidence man who heartlessly cheated elderly people out of their savings
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sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners

Synonym Discussion of cheat

cheat, cozen, defraud, swindle mean to get something by dishonesty or deception. cheat suggests using trickery that escapes observation.
    • cheated me out of a dollar
cozen implies artful persuading or flattering to attain a thing or a purpose.
    • always able to cozen her grandfather out of a few dollars
defraud stresses depriving one of his or her rights and usually connotes deliberate perversion of the truth.
    • defrauded of her inheritance by an unscrupulous lawyer
swindle implies large-scale cheating by misrepresentation or abuse of confidence.
    • swindled of their savings by con artists


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