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Definitions of cheat

  1. weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  2. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; " She cheats on her husband"; " Might her husband be wandering?"
  3. weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
  4. a deception for profit to yourself
  5. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; " that book is a fraud"
  6. defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
  7. deprive somebody of something by deceit; " 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"
  8. engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; " Who's chiseling on the side?"
  9. An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
  10. One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.
  11. The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.
  12. To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.
  13. To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.
  14. Wheat, or bread made from wheat.
  15. A swindler.
  16. A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; - called also chess. See Chess.
  17. A fraud or deception; one who defrauds another, as out of money.
  18. To deceive or defraud.
  19. To act as a trickster or deceiver.
  20. Cheater.
  21. To deceive and defraud.
  22. A fraud: one who cheats.
  23. A fraud; deceit; one who cheats; a weed.
  24. To deceive; defraud.
  25. To deceive; defraud; delude; beguile.
  26. A fraud; imposture.
  27. A weed; chess.
  28. A fraud committed by deception; a person who cheats; a weed; an escheat. See Escheat.
  29. To deceive and defraud; to impose on.
  30. A fraud committed by deception; a trick of dishonesty; an imposition or imposture; one who cheats.
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Usage examples for cheat

  1. I take eggs and butter for these treasures, I never cheat, but give good measures. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  2. He did not cheat at cards. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  3. I sprang to my feet and called him a cheat. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  4. This Beverley's my fool: I cheat him, and he calls me friend. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  5. And that this man,- who has for three years left us to the mercy of the most accursed cheat and scoundrel minister that ever was in power,- has now declared his opposition to the Jesuits', is more than I will or can believe. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  6. Oh, my Uncle Robert, is it that a woman would make a cheat in giving the mule animal of not sufficient strength to carry food to poor boys of France in the trenches when there is too much mud for gasoline! – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  7. They think that they have seen to the bottom of everything, and they have found everything a cheat. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  8. What we want to do is to keep the ball as low down as possible so as to cheat the wind, for the lower the ball the less opportunity has the breeze of getting to work upon it. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  9. No, they're not, you cheat! – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  10. " I know him well, and he would cheat his own grandmother if he could. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  11. You know he wouldn't cheat a soul, and as for that store, he'd die without it. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  12. I likes it dere better than other places, for if we finds the Indians are going to boder us, we can cheat 'em as easy as nefer vos. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  13. Possibly some method of breathing, some peculiar posture that operates to cheat the sensations of the body. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  14. They're not what they should be, Ant'ny, by a long chalk, and the way they'll tell lies and deceive and cheat 's about awful, that it is. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  15. I think it is an abominable thing to cheat the public like that," says Miss Fitzgerald, doggedly: " nobody respectable would do it. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  16. She thought it was as wrong for a rich man to take advantage of a poor man, as for a strong man to attack a weak one, or a cunning man to cheat a simpleton. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  17. He used his office to cheat ranchers and cattlemen in law- suits. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  18. Do I cheat at cards? – Trumps by George William Curtis
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