- 1 [no object] Act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage: she always cheats at cardsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He has been painted by the Western press as a drunk, a psychotic, an unreconstructed Stalinist, and a guy who cheats at golf.
- It's essentially telling them, either the state is over its head, or it simply is cheating and being dishonest.
- And as long as the financial rewards for success are so lucrative there will always be an incentive to cheat in order to gain any advantage.
- 1.1 [with object] Gain an advantage over or deprive of something by using unfair or deceitful methods; defraud: he had cheated her out of everything she hadMás ejemplos en oraciones
swindle, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull; short-change; exploit, take advantage of, victimize• informal do, diddle, rip off, con, bamboozle, rob, fleece, shaft, sting, have, bilk, rook, gyp, finagle, flimflam, put one over on, pull a fast one on, take for a ride, lead up the garden path, sell down the river, pull the wool over someone's eyesAustralian • informal pull a swifty onBritish • informal , • dated rushrob of, do out of
- The practice becomes illegal when done surreptitiously to cheat the consumer or defraud the taxman.
- As a result, English-speakers say that to defraud, swindle, or cheat someone is to ‘gyp’ them.
- In his role as Consumer Affairs minister, Mr Sutcliffe has to keep up to date with the ever-more ingenious methods criminals employ to cheat and defraud us.
- 1.2 • informal Be sexually unfaithful: his wife was cheating on himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Of course, one of the women was also cheating on her lover with a man, which so infuriated her lover that it resulted in one woman killing the other in a jealous rage.
- Another guy I know was cheating on his wife, but ultimately broke off the affair and went back to her.
- Well, I found out his girlfriend's e-mail address, and under a false name I told her that her boyfriend had been cheating on her with me and a bunch of other girls.
- 2 [with object] Avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill: she cheated death in a spectacular crashMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The 86-year-old had already cheated death several times.
- But a Yorkshire honeymoon couple yesterday told how they cheated death - because they were too tired to go out after spending the day sightseeing.
- A miracle baby who cheated death after being born four months early is today a ‘happy and healthy’ boy who has just celebrated his first birthday.
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- 1A person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage.Más ejemplos en oraciones
swindler, cheater, fraudster, trickster, confidence trickster, deceiver, hoaxer, hoodwinker, double-dealer, double-crosser, sham, fraud, fake, crook, rogue, charlatan, quack, mountebank, racketeerBritish • informal twisterSouth African • informal schlenter• rare defalcator, tregetour
- Athletes who abide by the rules are up against cheats with a distinct advantage.
- A benefits cheat who dishonestly claimed £22,000 while living a life of luxury said today that no amount of money could buy happiness.
- An honest person will have friends who value honesty, and a dishonest one will have cheats as friends.
- 1.1An act of cheating; a fraud or deception.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Some casinos subscribe to the agency, which protects casinos from cheats and scams.
- It is a sales gimmick, a cheat, a swindle, a scam.
- The film has three slackers riding their way through college on scams, cheats and underhanded stunts.
- 1.2 [mass noun] A children’s card game, the object of which is to get rid of one’s cards while making declarations about them which may or may not be truthful.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Use all of your skill and cunning to beat your opponents in a breathtaking game of Cheat!
- If I play a game of Cheat with my children, I must lie, because that is part of the game.
late Middle English: shortening of escheat (the original sense).