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Definition 1: an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge - [noun denoting artifact]

(chisel is a kind of ...) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

(... is a kind of chisel ) a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving

(... is a kind of chisel ) narrow chisel made of steel; used to cut stone or bricks

(... is a kind of chisel ) a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone

(... is a kind of chisel ) a chisel with a thin blade for woodworking

(... is a kind of chisel ) a long chisel with a slightly bent cutting end; used for heavy prying or cleaning mortises

(... is a kind of chisel ) a chisel for working wood; it is either struck with a mallet or pushed by hand

Definition 2: carve with a chisel - [verb of contact]

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

  • chisel the marble

(chisel is a kind of ...) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

"carve one's name into the bark"

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

  • Who's chiseling on the side?

Synonyms for chisel in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

"rig an election"

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

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

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

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

Samples where chisel 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 chisel in the sense of this definition

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

"I was victimized by this con-man"

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

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

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

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

"beat the subway fare"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"He cozened the money out of the old man"

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

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

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