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de·fraud

 (dĭ-frôd′)
tr.v. de·fraud·ed, de·fraud·ing, de·frauds
To take something from by fraud; swindle: defrauded the immigrants by selling them worthless land deeds.

[Middle English defrauden, from Old French defrauder, from Latin dēfraudāre : dē-, de- + fraudāre, to cheat (from fraus, fraud-, fraud).]

de′fraud·a′tion (dē′frô-dā′shən) n.
de·fraud′er n.
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defraud

(dɪˈfrɔːd)
vb
(Law) (tr) to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc, from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle
defraudation, deˈfraudment n
deˈfrauder n
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de•fraud

(dɪˈfrɔd)

v.t.
to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French defrauder < Latin dēfraudāre=dē- de- + fraudāre to cheat]
de•fraud′er, n.
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defraud


Past participle: defrauded
Gerund: defrauding

Imperative
defraud
defraud
Present
I defraud
you defraud
he/she/it defrauds
we defraud
you defraud
they defraud
Preterite
I defrauded
you defrauded
he/she/it defrauded
we defrauded
you defrauded
they defrauded
Present Continuous
I am defrauding
you are defrauding
he/she/it is defrauding
we are defrauding
you are defrauding
they are defrauding
Present Perfect
I have defrauded
you have defrauded
he/she/it has defrauded
we have defrauded
you have defrauded
they have defrauded
Past Continuous
I was defrauding
you were defrauding
he/she/it was defrauding
we were defrauding
you were defrauding
they were defrauding
Past Perfect
I had defrauded
you had defrauded
he/she/it had defrauded
we had defrauded
you had defrauded
they had defrauded
Future
I will defraud
you will defraud
he/she/it will defraud
we will defraud
you will defraud
they will defraud
Future Perfect
I will have defrauded
you will have defrauded
he/she/it will have defrauded
we will have defrauded
you will have defrauded
they will have defrauded
Future Continuous
I will be defrauding
you will be defrauding
he/she/it will be defrauding
we will be defrauding
you will be defrauding
they will be defrauding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defrauding
you have been defrauding
he/she/it has been defrauding
we have been defrauding
you have been defrauding
they have been defrauding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defrauding
you will have been defrauding
he/she/it will have been defrauding
we will have been defrauding
you will have been defrauding
they will have been defrauding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defrauding
you had been defrauding
he/she/it had been defrauding
we had been defrauding
you had been defrauding
they had been defrauding
Conditional
I would defraud
you would defraud
he/she/it would defraud
we would defraud
you would defraud
they would defraud
Past Conditional
I would have defrauded
you would have defrauded
he/she/it would have defrauded
we would have defrauded
you would have defrauded
they would have defrauded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defraud - deprive of by deceitdefraud - 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"
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defraud

verb cheat, rob, con (informal), do (slang), skin (slang), stiff (slang), sting (informal), rip off (slang), fleece, swindle, stitch up (slang), rook (slang), diddle (informal), bilk, gyp (slang), pull a fast one on (informal), cozen He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
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defraud

verb
To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
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Translations
huijata

defraud

[dɪˈfrɔːd] VT (frm) [+ person, authorities] → estafar, defraudar
to defraud sb of sthestafar algo a algn
he defrauded the firm of £1,000le estafó 1.000 libras a la compañía
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defraud

[dɪˈfrɔːd] vt [+ person, organization] → frauder
to defraud sb of sth → escroquer qch à qn
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defraud

vtbetrügen, hintergehen; to defraud somebody of somethingjdn um etw betrügen or bringen
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defraud

[dɪˈfrɔːd] vt to defraud (of)defraudare (di)
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References in classic literature ?
And the great blessing of riches, I do not say to every man, but to a good man, is, that he has had no occasion to deceive or to defraud others, either intentionally or unintentionally; and when he departs to the world below he is not in any apprehension about offerings due to the gods or debts which he owes to men.
"Racal" swore Ben-Levi, "Racal do they mean to defraud us of the purchase money?
"Was it not enough to defraud me out of three of my servants, that you must also rob me of my best silver service?
The guides deceive and defraud every American who goes to Paris for the first time and sees its sights alone or in company with others as little experienced as himself.
For myself, I confess that I can pity only Miss Mainwaring; who, coming to town, and putting herself to an expense in clothes which impoverished her for two years, on purpose to secure him, was defrauded of her due by a woman ten years older than herself.
To prevent the exchequer from being defrauded, let all public money be delivered out openly in the face of the whole city, and let copies of the accounts be deposited in the different wards tribes, and divisions.
"The sun will be rising in a few minutes: and, though I have basely defrauded you of your last chance of a night's rest here, I'm sure you'll forgive me: for I really couldn't bring myself to say
Full black; coal dealer; about thirty years old; worth eighteen thousand dollars; paid for himself twice, being once defrauded to the amount of sixteen hundred dollars; made all his money by his own efforts--much of it while a slave, hiring his time of his master, and doing business for himself; a fine, gentlemanly fellow.
You see, Barbara, he was sued at law by a merchant who had defrauded the Treasury in the matter of a contract.
Here indeed were two magnificent swordsmen, and here was to be a battle that bade fair to make up for whatever the people felt they had been defrauded of by the shortness of the game.
In any other place the defrauded boys would have set up a howl; as it was, they growled and protested till Dr.
'My children, my defrauded, swindled infants!' cried Mr Kenwigs, pulling so hard, in his vehemence, at the flaxen tail of his second daughter, that he lifted her up on tiptoe, and kept her, for some seconds, in that attitude.