cheat: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chēt), [key]
- to defraud; swindle: He cheated her out of her inheritance.
- to deceive; influence by fraud: He cheated us into believing him a hero.
- to elude; deprive of something expected: He cheated the law by suicide.
- to practice fraud or deceit: She cheats without regrets.
- to violate rules or regulations: He cheats at cards.
- to take an examination or test in a dishonest way, as by improper access to answers.
- to be sexually unfaithful (often fol. by on): Her husband knew she had been cheating all along. He cheated on his wife.
- a person who acts dishonestly, deceives, or defrauds: He is a cheat and a liar.
- a fraud; swindle; deception: The game was a cheat.
- the fraudulent obtaining of another's property by a pretense or trick.
- an impostor: The man who passed as an earl was a cheat.
- cheat (Thesaurus)