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scam

 (skăm) Informal
n.
A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
tr.v. scammed, scam·ming, scams
To defraud; swindle.

[Origin unknown.]

scam′mer n.

scam

(skæm)
n
a stratagem for gain; a swindle
vb, scams, scamming or scammed
(tr) to swindle (someone) by means of a trick

scam

(skæm)

n., v. scammed, scam•ming. n.
1. a fraudulent scheme; swindle.
v.t.
2. to cheat; defraud.
v.i.
3. scam on, Slang.
a. to kiss and caress; make out with.
b. to have sexual intercourse with.
[1960–65; orig. carnival argot; of obscure orig.]
scam′mer, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scam - a fraudulent business schemescam - a fraudulent business scheme  
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
Verb1.scam - deprive of by deceitscam - 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"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - 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"

scam

noun (Slang) swindle, fiddle, racket, stratagem, diddle The duo set up a scam to settle their respective debts.
Translations
podfuk
bondefangersvindel
BetrugVorschussbetrug
huijaushuuhaa
תרגיל עוקץ
prevara
scam
詐欺
사기
fraudepilantragem
lurendrejerisvindel
เล่ห์อุบาย
hành động lừa đảo

scam

[skæm] Nestafa f, timo m

scam

[ˈskæm] narnaque f

scam

n (inf: = deception) → Betrug m, → Beschiss m (inf)

scam

[skæm] n (fam) → truffa

scam

خِدَاع podfuk svindel Betrug κομπίνα chanchullo huijaus escroquerie prevara imbroglio 詐欺 사기 zwendel bedrageri oszustwo fraude мошенничество svindel เล่ห์อุบาย dolandırıcılık hành động lừa đảo 诡计
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