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Pronunciación: /tʃiːt/

Traducción de cheat en español:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (deceive) estafar, engañar, timarto cheat sb (out) of sth they were cheated (out) of their land los estafaron or engañaron or timaron quitándoles las tierras
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (avoid) burlar he cheated death yet again [literary/literario] burló a la muerte una vez más [literary/literario]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (act deceitfully) hacer* trampas to cheat at cards hacer* trampa(s) jugando a las cartas to cheat on o (British English/inglés británico) in an exam hacer* trampa or copiar(se) (en un examen) he cheated on his income tax hizo trampas en la declaración de la renta 1.2 (be unfaithful) to cheat on sb engañar a algn
    Example sentences
    • 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.


  • 1.1
    ( (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) cheater /ˈtʃiːtər; ˈtʃiːtə(r)/)
    (swindler) estafador, (masculine, feminine); (at cards) tramposo, (masculine, feminine), fulero, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]; (in exam) tramposo, (masculine, feminine)
    1.2 (trick, fraud) trampa (feminine), estafa (feminine)

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