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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?.


Synonymscheat


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









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