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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheat  \Cheat\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cheated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cheating}.]  [See  {Cheat},  n.,  {Escheat}.] 
  1.  To  deceive  and  defraud;  to  impose  upon  to  trick;  to 
  swindle. 
 
  I  am  subject  to  a  tyrant,  a  sorcerer,  that  by  his 
  cunning  hath  cheated  me  of  this  island.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  beguile.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  To  cheat  winter  of  its  dreariness.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  To  trick;  cozen;  gull;  chouse;  fool;  outwit;  circumvent; 
  beguile;  mislead;  dupe;  swindle;  defraud;  overreach; 
  delude;  hoodwink;  deceive;  bamboozle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheating 
  adj  1:  not  faithful  to  spouse  or  lover;  sexually  unfaithful;  "a 
  cheating  lover";  "adulterous  husbands  and  wives";  "my 
  two-timing  boy  friend"  [syn:  {adulterous},  {cheating(a)}, 
  {two-timing(a)}] 
  2:  violating  accepted  standards  or  rules  "a  dirty  fighter"; 
  "used  foul  means  to  gain  power";  "a  nasty  unsporting 
  serve";  "fined  for  unsportsmanlike  behavior"  [syn:  {cheating(a)}, 
  {dirty},  {foul},  {unsporting},  {unsportsmanlike}] 
  n  :  a  deception  for  profit  to  yourself  [syn:  {cheat}] 




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