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swindle

noun

1 swindle

The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme.

synonyms: cheat, rig.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: zwendel



verb

1 swindle

Deprive of by deceit:
— He swindled me out of my inheritance.

synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam ... show more.

Roget 808: not pay etc. 807; fail, break, stop payment; become insolvent, become bankrupt; be gazetted.    protest, dishonor, repudiate, nullify, ... show more

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abstract, abstraction, and, annex, annexation, appropriate, appropriation, bag, ballot-box stuffing, bamboozle, beat, beguile of, bilk, bleed, bleed white, boost, boosting, borrow, buffalo, bunco ... show more.

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