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grift

 (grĭft) Slang
n.
1. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
2. A swindle or confidence game.
v. grift·ed, grift·ing, grifts
v.intr.
To engage in swindling or cheating.
v.tr.
To obtain by swindling or cheating.

[Perhaps alteration of graft.]

grift′er n.

grift

(ɡrɪft)
n
an act of obtaining money from someone by fraud
vb (tr)
to swindle someone out of money

grift

(grɪft)
Slang. n.
1. the practice of obtaining money by swindles, frauds, etc.
2. money obtained from such practices.
v.i.
3. to profit by the use of grift.
v.t.
4. to obtain (profit) by grift.
[1910–15; perhaps alter. of graft2]

grift


Past participle: grifted
Gerund: grifting

Imperative
grift
grift
Present
I grift
you grift
he/she/it grifts
we grift
you grift
they grift
Preterite
I grifted
you grifted
he/she/it grifted
we grifted
you grifted
they grifted
Present Continuous
I am grifting
you are grifting
he/she/it is grifting
we are grifting
you are grifting
they are grifting
Present Perfect
I have grifted
you have grifted
he/she/it has grifted
we have grifted
you have grifted
they have grifted
Past Continuous
I was grifting
you were grifting
he/she/it was grifting
we were grifting
you were grifting
they were grifting
Past Perfect
I had grifted
you had grifted
he/she/it had grifted
we had grifted
you had grifted
they had grifted
Future
I will grift
you will grift
he/she/it will grift
we will grift
you will grift
they will grift
Future Perfect
I will have grifted
you will have grifted
he/she/it will have grifted
we will have grifted
you will have grifted
they will have grifted
Future Continuous
I will be grifting
you will be grifting
he/she/it will be grifting
we will be grifting
you will be grifting
they will be grifting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grifting
you have been grifting
he/she/it has been grifting
we have been grifting
you have been grifting
they have been grifting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grifting
you will have been grifting
he/she/it will have been grifting
we will have been grifting
you will have been grifting
they will have been grifting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grifting
you had been grifting
he/she/it had been grifting
we had been grifting
you had been grifting
they had been grifting
Conditional
I would grift
you would grift
he/she/it would grift
we would grift
you would grift
they would grift
Past Conditional
I would have grifted
you would have grifted
he/she/it would have grifted
we would have grifted
you would have grifted
they would have grifted
Translations

grift

(dated US, sl)
n (= money)ergaunertes or erschwindeltes Geld
vikrumme Dinger drehen (sl)
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