swindle

[c]/ˈswɪndl / (say 'swindl)

verb (swindled, swindling)
verb (t)
1. to cheat (a person) out of money, etc.
2. to obtain by fraud or deceit.
verb (i)
3. to put forward plausible schemes or use unscrupulous artifice to defraud others; cheat; defraud.
noun
4. the act of swindling; a fraudulent transaction or scheme.
5. anything deceptive; a fraud.
{backformation from swindler, from German Schwindler, from schwindeln be giddy, swindle}
swindler, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • swindle — [swin′dəl] vt. swindled, swindling [back form. < SWINDLER] 1. to get money or property from (another) under false pretenses; cheat; defraud 2. to get by false pretenses or fraud vi. to engage in swindling others n. an act of swindling; trick;… …   English World dictionary

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