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English noun: cheat

1. cheat (plant) weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous


Synonymsbearded darnel, darnel, Lolium temulentum, tare


Broader (hypernym)rye grass, ryegrass

2. cheat (plant) weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat


SynonymsBromus secalinus, chess


Broader (hypernym)brome, bromegrass

3. cheat (person) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true


Synonymsbeguiler, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster


Broader (hypernym)offender, wrongdoer


Narrower (hyponym)betrayer, bluffer, charlatan, chiseler, chiseller, counterfeiter, decoy, defalcator, defrauder, dissembler, dissimulator, dodger, double-crosser, double-dealer, embezzler, fake, faker, falsifier, figurehead, finagler, forger, fortune hunter, four-flusher, fox, fraud, front, front man, gouger, grifter, hypocrite, imitator, impersonator, imposter, impostor, liar, misleader, mountebank, nominal head, obscurantist, peculator, phoney, phony, pretender, pretender, prevaricator, pseud, pseudo, role player, sandbagger, scammer, sham, shammer, slyboots, steerer, straw man, strawman, swindler, traitor, two-timer, two-timer, utterer, wangler

4. cheat (act) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme


SamplesThat book is a fraud.


Synonymsrig, swindle


Broader (hypernym)fraud


Narrower (hyponym)bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, cozenage, flimflam, gyp, holdout, hustle, pyramiding, scam, shell game, sting, swiz, thimblerig

5. cheat (act) a deception for profit to yourself


Synonymscheating


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation


Narrower (hyponym)gerrymander


English verb: cheat

1. cheat (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.


ExamplesSam cannot cheat Sue , They cheat him of all his money


Synonymschisel, 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

2. cheat (competition) defeat someone through trickery or deceit


Synonymschicane, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft


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


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

3. cheat (social) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud


SamplesWho's chiseling on the side?.


ExamplesSam and Sue cheat


Synonymschisel


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

4. cheat (social) be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage


SamplesShe cheats on her husband.
Might her husband be wandering?.


ExamplesSam cannot cheat Sue


Synonymsbetray, cheat on, cuckold, wander


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)fool around, play around, two-time









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