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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.

cheating

(ˈtʃiːtɪŋ)
n
1. an instance of rule-breaking
2. chiefly US infidelity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheating - a deception for profit to yourselfcheating - 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)
Adj.1.cheating - not faithful to a spouse or lovercheating - not faithful to a spouse or lover; "adulterous husbands and wives"; "a two-timing boyfriend"
unfaithful - having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; "her husband was unfaithful"
2.cheating - violating accepted standards or rulescheating - violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
unfair, unjust - not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"
Translations

cheating

[ˈtʃiːtɪŋ] Ntrampa f; (at cards) → trampas fpl, fullerías fpl
that's cheatingeso es trampa
no cheating!¡sin hacer trampas!

cheating

[ˈtʃiːtɪŋ] ntricherie f

cheating

nBetrügen nt, → Betrug m; (in exam, game etc) → Mogeln m (inf), → Schummeln nt (Sch inf); (in card games also) → Falschspielen nt, → Mogeln nt (inf)

cheating

[ˈtʃiːtɪŋ] ntruffe fpl, imbrogli mpl