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The act of beguiling others through deception
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“A special team has been assembled to apprehend the criminals involved in cheating and fraud.”
The action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse or partner
“The husband's desire not to be embarrassed by his wife's cheating without his knowing is much stronger than the desire for his wife not to be cheating.”
The action or fact of profiteering off someone for personal gain
The trickery used by a cardsharp to cheat in card games
Dishonest or duplicitous in nature
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“This is really about a lying, cheating gang of rich scoundrels who will use any trick in the book and cause any amount of suffering to slash their tax bills.”
Unfaithful to a spouse or partner
“The woman who swore she'd never cheat on her cheating husband now regrets not being a cheating wife.”
Suggestive of lying or insincerity
Exploiting someone for one's personal gain
Present participle for to gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
“The practice becomes illegal when done surreptitiously to cheat the consumer or defraud the taxman.”
(cheat out of) Present participle for to deny or deprive someone of what is rightfully theirs, typically underhandedly
“Riley had told the great judges of the Superior Court they had forged their record to cheat him out of his money.”
Present participle for to be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner
“He knew Jenny was faithful and would never cheat on him.”
Present participle for to avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill
“It was easy to identify strongly omnipotent feelings of dominating life and being able to cheat death.”
Present participle for to fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of
“Do not cheat your customers with poor quality products or service, or they may never return.”
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