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cheat

 (chēt)
v. cheat·ed, cheat·ing, cheats
v.tr.
1. To deceive by trickery; swindle: cheated customers by overcharging them for purchases.
2. To deprive by trickery; defraud: cheated them of their land.
3. To mislead; fool: illusions that cheat the eye.
4. To elude; escape: cheat death.
v.intr.
1. To act dishonestly; practice fraud.
2. To violate rules deliberately, as in a game: was accused of cheating at cards.
3. Informal To be sexually unfaithful: cheat on a spouse.
4. Sports To position oneself closer to a certain area than is normal or expected: The shortstop cheated toward second base.
n.
1. An act of cheating; a fraud or swindle.
2. One who cheats; a swindler.
3. A technique that exploits a flaw or hidden feature in a video game or computer program.
4. Law Fraudulent acquisition of another's property.
5. Botany Any of several species of brome, especially Bromus secalinus, an annual European grass widespread as a weed.

[Middle English cheten, to confiscate, short for acheten, variant of escheten, from eschete, escheat; see escheat.]

cheat′er n.

cheat

(tʃiːt)
vb
1. to deceive or practise deceit, esp for one's own gain; trick or swindle (someone)
2. (intr) to obtain unfair advantage by trickery, as in a game of cards
3. (tr) to escape or avoid (something unpleasant) by luck or cunning: to cheat death.
4. informal (when: intr, usually foll by on) to be sexually unfaithful to (one's wife, husband, or lover)
n
5. a person who cheats
6. a deliberately dishonest transaction, esp for gain; fraud
7. informal sham
8. (Law) law the obtaining of another's property by fraudulent means
9. (Plants) the usual US name for rye-brome
[C14: short for escheat]
ˈcheatable adj
ˈcheater n
ˈcheatingly adv

cheat

(tʃit)

v.t.
1. to defraud; swindle.
2. to deceive; influence by fraud.
3. to elude; escape: to cheat death.
v.i.
4. to practice fraud or deceit.
5. to violate rules or agreements: to cheat at cards.
6. to take an examination in a dishonest way, as by having improper access to answers.
7. to be sexually unfaithful (often fol. by on).
n.
8. a person who cheats; swindler; deceiver; imposter.
9. a fraud, swindle, or deception.
[1325–75; Middle English cheten to escheat, derivative of chet (n.), aph. for achet, variant of eschet escheat]
cheat′a•ble, adj.
cheat′ing•ly, adv.
syn: cheat, deceive, trick, victimize refer to the use of fraud or artifice to obtain an unfair advantage or gain. cheat usu. means to be dishonest in order to make a profit for oneself: to cheat customers by shortchanging them. deceive suggests misleading someone by false words or actions: He deceived his parents about his whereabouts. trick means to mislead by a ruse or stratagem, often of a crafty or dishonorable kind: I was tricked into signing the note. victimize means to make a victim of; it connotes a particularly contemptible act: to victimize a blind person.

cheat


Past participle: cheated
Gerund: cheating

Imperative
cheat
cheat
Present
I cheat
you cheat
he/she/it cheats
we cheat
you cheat
they cheat
Preterite
I cheated
you cheated
he/she/it cheated
we cheated
you cheated
they cheated
Present Continuous
I am cheating
you are cheating
he/she/it is cheating
we are cheating
you are cheating
they are cheating
Present Perfect
I have cheated
you have cheated
he/she/it has cheated
we have cheated
you have cheated
they have cheated
Past Continuous
I was cheating
you were cheating
he/she/it was cheating
we were cheating
you were cheating
they were cheating
Past Perfect
I had cheated
you had cheated
he/she/it had cheated
we had cheated
you had cheated
they had cheated
Future
I will cheat
you will cheat
he/she/it will cheat
we will cheat
you will cheat
they will cheat
Future Perfect
I will have cheated
you will have cheated
he/she/it will have cheated
we will have cheated
you will have cheated
they will have cheated
Future Continuous
I will be cheating
you will be cheating
he/she/it will be cheating
we will be cheating
you will be cheating
they will be cheating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cheating
you have been cheating
he/she/it has been cheating
we have been cheating
you have been cheating
they have been cheating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cheating
you will have been cheating
he/she/it will have been cheating
we will have been cheating
you will have been cheating
they will have been cheating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cheating
you had been cheating
he/she/it had been cheating
we had been cheating
you had been cheating
they had been cheating
Conditional
I would cheat
you would cheat
he/she/it would cheat
we would cheat
you would cheat
they would cheat
Past Conditional
I would have cheated
you would have cheated
he/she/it would have cheated
we would have cheated
you would have cheated
they would have cheated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheat - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated landcheat - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
rye grass, ryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
2.cheat - weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheatcheat - weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
brome, bromegrass - any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions
3.cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not truecheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
bluffer, four-flusher - a person who tries to bluff other people
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
decoy, steerer - a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
dodger, slyboots, fox - a shifty deceptive person
double-crosser, double-dealer, traitor, two-timer, betrayer - a person who says one thing and does another
defalcator, embezzler, peculator - someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
falsifier - someone who falsifies
finagler, wangler - a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
counterfeiter, forger - someone who makes copies illegally
fortune hunter - a person who seeks wealth through marriage
front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman, figurehead, front - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
imitator, impersonator - someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
faker, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer, pretender, fraud, fake - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
liar, prevaricator - a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
misleader - someone who leads astray (often deliberately)
charlatan, mountebank - a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
obscurantist - a person who is deliberately vague
sandbagger - someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you
two-timer - someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
utterer - someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins
4.cheat - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
cozenage, scam - a fraudulent business scheme
fraud - intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, con, sting - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
pyramiding - a fraudulent business practice involving some form of pyramid scheme e.g., the chain of distribution is artificially expanded by an excessive number of distributors selling to other distributors at progressively higher wholesale prices until retail prices are unnecessarily inflated
holdout - the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
swiz - British slang for a swindle
shell game, thimblerig - a swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under
5.cheat - a deception for profit to yourselfcheat - a deception for profit to yourself  
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
gerrymander - an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)
Verb1.cheat - 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"
gazump - raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price
cozen - cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"
fleece, gazump, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, hook, pluck - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
bilk - cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
bunk, beat - avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
whipsaw - victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations
welch, welsh - cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
victimise, victimize - make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
beguile, hoodwink, juggle - influence by slyness
2.cheat - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
3.cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
job - profit privately from public office and official business
shark - play the shark; act with trickery
rig, set up - arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
cozen - act with artful deceit
crib - use a crib, as in an exam
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
fudge, fake, falsify, misrepresent, wangle, manipulate, cook - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
4.cheat - be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriagecheat - be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
two-time - carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
play around, fool around - commit adultery; "he plays around a lot"

cheat

verb
1. deceive, skin (slang), trick, fool, take in (informal), con (informal), stiff (slang), sting (informal), mislead, rip off (slang), fleece, hoax, defraud, dupe, beguile, gull (archaic), do (informal), swindle, stitch up (slang), victimize, bamboozle (informal), hoodwink, double-cross (informal), diddle (informal), take for a ride (informal), bilk, pull a fast one on (informal), finagle (informal) He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
2. foil, check, defeat, prevent, frustrate, deprive, baffle, thwart He cheated death when he was rescued from the blazing cottage.
noun deceiver, sharper, cheater, shark, charlatan, trickster, con man (informal), impostor, fraudster, double-crosser (informal), swindler, grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), chiseller (informal) He's nothing but a rotten cheat.
Proverbs
"Cheats never prosper"

cheat

verb
1. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
2. Informal. To be sexually unfaithful to another:
noun
1. An act of cheating:
Informal: flimflam.
Slang: gyp.
Translations
خِدْعَه، غِشغشغَشَّاشمُخادِع، غَشّاشيَغُشُ
podvádětpodvodníkpodvéstpodvod
snydesnydersnyd
pettäähuijarihuijata
varalicavarati
csalmegcsal
halda framhjásvindlsvindlasvindlari
だますまやかす偽る詐欺師騙す
속이다속임수
apgaudinėtiapgaulėapgautiapgavikas
blēdisblēdītieskrāpniekskrāpšanakrāpt
goljufgoljufati
luraskojare
การคดโกงทุจริต
dolandırıcıdolandırmadolandırmakhilehile yapmak
kẻ lừa đảolừa đảo

cheat

[tʃiːt]
A. N
1. (= person) → tramposo/a m/f; (at cards) → tramposo/a m/f, fullero/a m/f
2. (= fraud) → estafa f, fraude m; (= trick) → trampa f
it was a cheatfue una estafa or un timo, hubo trampa
B. VT (= swindle) → estafar, timar; (= trick) → engañar
to cheat sb out of sthestafar algo a algn
to feel cheatedsentirse defraudado
C. VIhacer trampa(s); (in exam) → copiar
cheat on VI + PREP (esp US) [+ person] → engañar

cheat

[ˈtʃiːt]
vi
[player] → tricher
You're cheating! → Tu triches!
(in exam)tricher
vt
(= trick) → tromper, duper
to cheat sb out of sth → escroquer qch à qn
to feel cheated → se sentir dupé(e)
(= rob) → escroquer
to cheat death (JOURNALISM) (= narrowly escape) → frôler la mort
n
(= person) → tricheur/euse m/f
(= trick) → duperie f, tromperie f
cheat on
vt fus [+ husband, wife, partner] → tromper

cheat

vtbetrügen; authorities alsotäuschen; to cheat deathdem Tod von der Schippe springen; to cheat somebody out of somethingjdn um etw betrügen; to feel cheatedsich betrogen fühlen
vibetrügen; (in exam, game etc) → mogeln (inf), → schummeln (Sch inf); (in card games also) → falschspielen, mogeln (inf)
n
(= person)Betrüger(in) m(f); (in exam, game etc) → Mogler(in) m(f) (inf), → Schummler(in) m(f) (Sch inf); (in card games also) → Falschspieler(in) m(f), → Mogler(in) m(f) (inf)
(= dishonest trick)Betrug m, → Täuschung f
(Comput, also cheat code) → Cheat m

cheat

[tʃiːt]
1. n (deception) → imbroglio, truffa; (person) → imbroglione/a, truffatore/trice
2. vtimbrogliare, truffare; (rob) → soffiare, fregare
to cheat sb out of sth → fregare qc a qn
I was cheated out of the job → mi è stato soffiato il lavoro
3. vi (at games) → barare, imbrogliare; (in exam) → copiare
he's been cheating on his wife → ha tradito sua moglie

cheat

(tʃiːt) verb
to act dishonestly to gain an advantage. He cheats at cards; He was cheated (out of ten dollars).
noun
1. a person who cheats. He only wins because he is a cheat.
2. a dishonest trick.

cheat

غَشَّاش, يَغُشُ podvést, podvodník snyd, snyde betrügen, Betrüger απάτη, εξαπατώ hacer trampa, tramposo huijari, pettää tricher, tricheur varalica, varati truffare, truffatore だます, 詐欺師 속이다, 속임수 bedrieger, valsspelen bedrager, jukse oszukać, oszust aldrabão, impostor, trapacear жульничать, мошенничество lura, skojare การคดโกง, ทุจริต dolandırıcı, dolandırmak kẻ lừa đảo, lừa đảo 欺骗
References in classic literature ?
We don't cheat in America, but you can, if you choose," said Jo angrily.
There is no whine of the panther, no whistle of the catbird, nor any invention of the devilish Mingoes, that can cheat me
He had striven to put a cheat upon himself by making the avowal of a guilty conscience, but had gained only one other sin, and a self-acknowledged shame, without the momentary relief of being self-deceived.
One of the plates in the set had been found broken when they unpacked it, and Ona was going to the store the first thing in the morning to make them change it; also they had promised three saucepans, and there had only two come, and did Jurgis think that they were trying to cheat them?
Tom,' says I to him, `I trust you, because I think you're a Christian--I know you wouldn't cheat.
The frowsy woman who sat at the desk in the lobby of the great Friederichsbad and sold bath tickets, not only insulted me twice every day, with rigid fidelity to her great trust, but she took trouble enough to cheat me out of a shilling, one day, to have fairly entitled her to ten.
They'll raise tobacco, corn, and rye, And drive, and thieve, and cheat, and lie, And lay up treasures in the sky, By making switch and cowskin fly, In hope of heavenly union.
A variety of occupations, of objects, and of company, which could not be procured at Barton, would be inevitable there, and might yet, she hoped, cheat Marianne, at times, into some interest beyond herself, and even into some amusement, much as the ideas of both might now be spurned by her.
Just at sunset, the air turned cold and the sky cloudy: I went in, Sophie called me upstairs to look at my wedding-dress, which they had just brought; and under it in the box I found your present--the veil which, in your princely extravagance, you sent for from London: resolved, I suppose, since I would not have jewels, to cheat me into accepting something as costly.
I want to cheat my uncomfortable conscience, and be convinced that Heathcliff has no notion of these things.
Everybody we had anything to do with seemed to cheat us.
All other swindlers upon earth are nothing to the self-swindlers, and with such pretences did I cheat myself.