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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.
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(Law) (tr) to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc, from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle
defraudation, deˈfraudment n
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to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French defrauder < Latin dēfraudāre=dē- de- + fraudāre to cheat]
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Past participle: defrauded
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|Verb||1.||defraud - 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"|
bunco, con, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize
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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[dɪˈfrɔːd] VT (frm) [+ person, authorities] → estafar, defraudar
to defraud sb of sth → estafar algo a algn
he defrauded the firm of £1,000 → le estafó 1.000 libras a la compañía
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defraud[dɪˈfrɔːd] vt to defraud (of) → defraudare (di)
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