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Definitions of cheat

  1.   the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; " that book is a fraud"
  2.   To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.
  3.   engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; " Who's chiseling on the side?"
  4.   One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.
  5.   weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  6.   A fraud or deception; one who defrauds another, as out of money.
  7.   To deceive or defraud.
  8.   The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.
  9.   someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
  10.   defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
  11.   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"
  12.   Cheater.
  13.   A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; - called also chess. See Chess.
  14.   A swindler.
  15.   A fraud; imposture.
  16.   An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
  17.   To deceive; defraud; delude; beguile.
  18.   To deceive; defraud.
  19.   weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
  20.   To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.
  21.   a deception for profit to yourself
  22.   To deceive and defraud; to impose on; to trick.
  23.   A fraud; deceit; one who cheats; a weed.
  24.   be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; " She cheats on her husband"; " Might her husband be wandering?"
  25.   To beguile.
  26.   To deceive and defraud.
  27.   A weed; chess.
  28.   A fraud: one who cheats.
  29.   Wheat, or bread made from wheat.
  30.   To act as a trickster or deceiver.
  31.   A fraud committed by deception; a trick of dishonesty; an imposition or imposture; one who cheats.
  32.   A fraud committed by deception; a person who cheats; a weed; an escheat. See Escheat.
  33.   To deceive and defraud; to impose on.

Quotes of cheat

  1. In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  2. I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that. – Sparky Anderson
  3. The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat – John le Carre
  4. Men cheat for the same reason that dogs lick their balls... because they can. – Kim Cattrall
  5. This is very clever. They have created a system to cheat – Charles Davenport
  6. 'Tis no sin to cheat the devil. – Daniel Defoe
  7. When I was twenty -two it was a lot harder to get hurt by women. It was easier for me to, you know, cheat on a girlfriend. I can't lie like that anymore. – Matt Dillon
  8. One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory. – Franz Kafka
  9. Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat – Fran Lebowitz
  10. Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat then you know he never will. – John D. MacDonald
  11. Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. – Jackie Mason
  12. You must never actually cheat the customer, even if you can. You must make her happy and satisfied, so she will come back. – Alexander Turney Stewart
  13. You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you. – Cornelius Vanderbilt

Usage examples for cheat

  1. “ 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
  2. He used his office to cheat ranchers and cattlemen in law- suits. ” – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  3. He had tried desperately to cheat McBane. ” – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  4. Possibly some method of breathing, some peculiar posture that operates to cheat the sensations of the body. ” – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  5. “ No, they're not, you cheat – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  6. They just say, 'We know you won't cheat us, ' and they hear the sum- total. ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. “ 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
  8. He did not cheat at cards. ” – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. “ " I know him well, and he would cheat his own grandmother if he could. ” – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  13. 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
  14. “ 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
  15. You know he wouldn't cheat a soul, and as for that store, he'd die without it. ” – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. “ I take eggs and butter for these treasures, I never cheat but give good measures. ” – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  19. Do I cheat at cards? ” – Trumps by George William Curtis
  20. “ I sprang to my feet and called him a cheat – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience

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