English dictionary

Hint: Question mark (?) is a wildcard. Question mark substitutes one character.

English noun: chisel

1. chisel (artifact) an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge

Broader (hypernym)edge tool

Narrower (hyponym)burin, cold chisel, drove, drove chisel, firmer chisel, ripping chisel, set chisel, wood chisel

English verb: chisel

1. chisel (social) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

SamplesWho's chiseling on the side?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Narrower (hyponym)cook, cozen, crib, fake, falsify, fudge, job, manipulate, misrepresent, rig, set up, shark, wangle

2. chisel (social) deprive somebody of something by deceit

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymscheat, rip off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)victimise, victimize

Narrower (hyponym)beat, beguile, bilk, bunco, bunk, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, fleece, gazump, gazump, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hoodwink, hook, hornswoggle, juggle, mulct, nobble, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, rook, scam, short-change, soak, surcharge, swindle, victimize, welch, welsh, whipsaw

Entailcozen, deceive, delude, lead on

3. chisel (contact) carve with a chisel

SamplesChisel the marble.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve, chip at

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2019 onlineordbog.dk