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Definition 1: a deception for profit to yourself - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) the act of deceiving

(... is a kind of cheat ) an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)

Definition 2: the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cheat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that book is a fraud

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) intentional deception resulting in injury to another person

(... is a kind of cheat ) a fraudulent business scheme

(... is a kind of cheat ) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

(... is a kind of cheat ) (sometimes offensive) an act of swindling or cheating

(... is a kind of cheat ) a fraudulent business practice involving some form of pyramid scheme e.g., the chain of distribution is artificially expanded by an excessive number of distributors selling to other distributors at progressively higher wholesale prices until retail prices are unnecessarily inflated

(... is a kind of cheat ) the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later

(... is a kind of cheat ) British slang for a swindle

(... is a kind of cheat ) a swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under

Definition 3: someone who leads you to believe something that is not true - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) a person who transgresses moral or civil law

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who makes deceitful pretenses

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who leads astray (often deliberately)

(... is a kind of cheat ) a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who is deliberately vague

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who seeks wealth through marriage

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who tries to bluff other people

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

(... is a kind of cheat ) a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)

(... is a kind of cheat ) a shifty deceptive person

(... is a kind of cheat ) a person who says one thing and does another

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who falsifies

(... is a kind of cheat ) a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who makes copies illegally

(... is a kind of cheat ) someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

Definition 4: weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses

Definition 5: weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions

Definition 6: defeat someone through trickery or deceit - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Samples where cheat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The con-man beat me out of $50
  • This salesman ripped us off!
  • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
  • They chiseled me out of my money

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) make a victim of

"I was victimized by this con-man"

(... is a kind of cheat ) raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price

(... is a kind of cheat ) cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt

(... is a kind of cheat ) victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

(... is a kind of cheat ) avoid paying

"beat the subway fare"

(... is a kind of cheat ) cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

(... is a kind of cheat ) (sometimes offensive) to cheat or swindle

"the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

(... is a kind of cheat ) deprive of by deceit

"He swindled me out of my inheritance" "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"

(... is a kind of cheat ) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

(... is a kind of cheat ) cheat or trick

"He cozened the money out of the old man"

(... is a kind of cheat ) influence by slyness

(cheat implies ...) be false to; be dishonest with

Samples where cheat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who's chiseling on the side?

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

(... is a kind of cheat ) profit privately from public office and official business

(... is a kind of cheat ) play the shark; act with trickery

(... is a kind of cheat ) arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

"rig an election"

(... is a kind of cheat ) act with artful deceit

(... is a kind of cheat ) use a crib, as in an exam

(... is a kind of cheat ) tamper, with the purpose of deception

"Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"

Samples where cheat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She cheats on her husband
  • Might her husband be wandering?

Synonyms for cheat in the sense of this definition

(cheat is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

(... is a kind of cheat ) carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time

(... is a kind of cheat ) commit adultery

"he plays around a lot"

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