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swin·dle

 (swĭn′dl)
v. swin·dled, swin·dling, swin·dles
v.tr.
1. To cheat or defraud of money or property.
2. To obtain by fraudulent means: swindled money from the company.
v.intr.
To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property.
n.
The act or an instance of swindling.

[Back-formation from swindler, one who swindles, from German Schwindler, giddy person, cheat, from schwindeln, to be dizzy, swindle, from Middle High German, from Old High German swintilōn, frequentative of swintan, to disappear.]

swin′dler n.

swindle

(ˈswɪndəl)
vb
1. (Law) to cheat (someone) of money, etc; defraud
2. (Law) (tr) to obtain (money, etc) by fraud
n
(Law) a fraudulent scheme or transaction
[C18: back formation from German Schwindler, from schwindeln, from Old High German swintilōn, frequentative of swintan to disappear]
ˈswindler n

swin•dle

(ˈswɪn dl)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.t.
1. to cheat out of money or other assets.
2. to obtain by fraud or deceit.
v.i.
3. to defraud others; cheat.
n.
4. the act of swindling or a fraudulent transaction or scheme.
5. anything deceptive; a fraud.
[1775–85; back formation from swindler < German Schwindler cheat]
swin′dler, n.

swindle

  • confidence trick - First a swindle in which the victim was persuaded to entrust money or valuables to the swindler.
  • swindler, swindle - Swindler and swindle are from German Schwindler, "promoter of wild schemes; cheat."
  • chizz - To chizz someone is to cheat or swindle them.
  • honeyfugle, honeyfuggle - To honeyfugle or honeyfuggle is to dupe, deceive, or swindle.

swindle


Past participle: swindled
Gerund: swindling

Imperative
swindle
swindle
Present
I swindle
you swindle
he/she/it swindles
we swindle
you swindle
they swindle
Preterite
I swindled
you swindled
he/she/it swindled
we swindled
you swindled
they swindled
Present Continuous
I am swindling
you are swindling
he/she/it is swindling
we are swindling
you are swindling
they are swindling
Present Perfect
I have swindled
you have swindled
he/she/it has swindled
we have swindled
you have swindled
they have swindled
Past Continuous
I was swindling
you were swindling
he/she/it was swindling
we were swindling
you were swindling
they were swindling
Past Perfect
I had swindled
you had swindled
he/she/it had swindled
we had swindled
you had swindled
they had swindled
Future
I will swindle
you will swindle
he/she/it will swindle
we will swindle
you will swindle
they will swindle
Future Perfect
I will have swindled
you will have swindled
he/she/it will have swindled
we will have swindled
you will have swindled
they will have swindled
Future Continuous
I will be swindling
you will be swindling
he/she/it will be swindling
we will be swindling
you will be swindling
they will be swindling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swindling
you have been swindling
he/she/it has been swindling
we have been swindling
you have been swindling
they have been swindling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swindling
you will have been swindling
he/she/it will have been swindling
we will have been swindling
you will have been swindling
they will have been swindling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swindling
you had been swindling
he/she/it had been swindling
we had been swindling
you had been swindling
they had been swindling
Conditional
I would swindle
you would swindle
he/she/it would swindle
we would swindle
you would swindle
they would swindle
Past Conditional
I would have swindled
you would have swindled
he/she/it would have swindled
we would have swindled
you would have swindled
they would have swindled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swindle - 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
Verb1.swindle - deprive of by deceitswindle - 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"

swindle

verb
1. cheat, do (slang), con, skin (slang), trick, stiff (slang), sting (informal), rip (someone) off (slang), deceive, fleece, defraud, dupe, overcharge, rook (slang), bamboozle (informal), diddle (informal), take (someone) for a ride (informal), put one over on (someone) (informal), pull a fast one (on someone) (informal), bilk (of), take to the cleaners (informal), sell a pup (to) (slang), cozen, hornswoggle (slang) He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
noun
1. fraud, fiddle (Brit. informal), rip-off (slang), racket, scam (slang), sting (informal), deception, imposition, deceit, trickery, double-dealing, con trick (informal), sharp practice, swizzle (Brit. informal), knavery, swizz (Brit. informal), roguery He fled to Switzerland rather than face trial for a tax swindle.

swindle

verb
To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
noun
An act of cheating:
Informal: flimflam.
Slang: gyp.
Translations
غِش، خِداع، إحْتِياليَخْدَع، يَغُش
napálitpodvod
snydesvindelsvindle
huijatahuijaus
szélhámosság
svindlasvindla ásviksvindlsvindl, svik
詐欺詐欺する騙す
apgavimas
apkrāptkrāpšanapiekrāpt
ogoljufati

swindle

[ˈswɪndl]
A. Nestafa f, timo m
it's a swindle!¡nos han estafado or timado!
B. VTestafar, timar
to swindle sb out of sthestafar algo a algn, quitar algo a algn estafándolo

swindle

[ˈswɪndəl]
nescroquerie f
vtescroquer
to swindle sb out of sth → escroquer qch à qn
I'm sure they swindled you out of that money → Je suis sûr qu'ils vous ont escroqué cet argent.

swindle

nSchwindel m, → Betrug m; it’s a swindle!das ist (der reinste) Schwindel!
vt personbeschwindeln, betrügen; to swindle somebody out of something (= take from)jdm etw abschwindeln or abgaunern (inf); (= withhold from)jdn um etw beschwindeln or betrügen

swindle

[ˈswɪndl]
1. ntruffa
2. vtimbrogliare, truffare
to swindle sb out of sth → estorcere qc a qn con l'inganno

swindle

(ˈswindl) verb
to cheat. That shopkeeper has swindled me!; He swindled me out of $4.
noun
an act or example of swindling; a fraud. an insurance swindle; Our new car's a swindle – it's falling to pieces.
ˈswindler noun
a person who swindles.
References in classic literature ?
Why, blast your eyes, Bildad, cried Peleg, Thou dost not want to swindle this young man
Then, too, they would swindle you with the contract--and how was a poor man to understand anything about a contract?
As politics becomes less of a game and more of a responsibility, the telephone of the future will doubtless be supervised by some sort of public committee, which will have power to pass upon complaints, and to prevent the nuisance of duplication and the swindle of watering stock.
This Argentine scheme is a commonplace Stock Exchange swindle.
There must be some swindle about the land," said the Governor.
I tell you, it's a swindle on the old man--nothing else.
A man will swindle or seduce who will not sell his country.
I'm absolutely certain that woman is trying to swindle you.
Landlord, this is a low, mean swindle, and I'll never, never stand it.
He determines to swindle his creditors, and for this purpose he pays large checks to a certain Mr.
It was a swindle, and not at all like the conduct of a great man
He as good as told him that he'd come out under false pretences, that the whole affair was a swindle and that the road could not be made.