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swindle: Meaning and Definition of

swin•dle

Pronunciation: (swin'dl), [key]
— v., n. -dled, -dling,
—v.t.
  1. to cheat (a person, business, etc.) out of money or other assets.
  2. to obtain by fraud or deceit.
—v.i.
  1. to put forward plausible schemes or use unscrupulous trickery to defraud others; cheat.
—n.
  1. an act of swindling or a fraudulent transaction or scheme.
  2. anything deceptive; a fraud: This advertisement is a real swindle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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