cheating

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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
References in classic literature ?
Borckman drunkenly recognized the cheating without crediting the heart of good behind it.
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them
You meet them on the Line in time for the full flower of the Equatorial feeding season, having just returned, perhaps, from spending the summer in the Northern seas, and so cheating summer of all unpleasant weariness and warmth.