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|
|Samples||Who's chiseling on the side?.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||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||cheat, rip off|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Entail||cozen, deceive, delude, lead on|
|3.||chisel (contact) carve with a chisel|
|Samples||Chisel the marble.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||carve, chip at|