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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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ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on rejected an application for bail by Afzal Khaliq alias 'Double Shah', a notorious scam artist involved in defrauding people billions of rupees.