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NOUN (1)

1. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme;
- Example: "that book is a fraud"
[syn: swindle, cheat, rig]


VERB (1)

1. deprive of by deceit;
- Example: "He swindled me out of my inheritance"
- Example: "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"
- Example: "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
[syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swindle \Swin"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swindled; p. pr. & vb. n. Swindling.] [See Swindler.] To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property. [1913 Webster] Lammote . . . has swindled one of them out of three hundred livres. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swindle \Swin"dle\, n. The act or process of swindling; a cheat. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swindle n 1: the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud" [syn: swindle, cheat, rig] v 1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

183 Moby Thesaurus words for "swindle": abstract, abstraction, and, annex, annexation, appropriate, appropriation, bag, ballot-box stuffing, bamboozle, beat, beguile of, bilk, bleed, bleed white, boost, boosting, borrow, buffalo, bunco, burn, cardsharping, cheat, cheating, chicanery, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, clinquant, clip, cog, cog the dice, con, con game, confidence game, conversion, conveyance, cop, counterfeit, cozen, cozenage, crib, deceive, deception, defraud, defrauding, diddle, diddling, dishonesty, do, do in, do out of, dodge, dummy, dupe, embezzle, embezzlement, euchre, exploit, extort, fake, fakement, fiddle, filch, filching, finagle, fishy transaction, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, fool, forgery, frame-up, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, fudge, gerrymandering, gouge, graft, grift, gull, gyp, gyp joint, have, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus, hold up, hoodwink, hook, humbug, illicit business, imitation, imposition, impostor, imposture, junk, knavery, liberation, lift, lifting, make off with, mock, mulct, nip, overcharge, overprice, overtax, pack the deal, palm, paste, phony, pigeon, pilfer, pilferage, pilfering, pinch, pinchbeck, pinching, pluck, poach, poaching, practice fraud upon, profiteer, purloin, put-on, put-up job, racket, rip-off, rogue, rook, run away with, rustle, scam, screw, scrounge, scrounging, sell, sell gold bricks, sham, sharp practice, shave, shoddy, shoplift, shoplifting, shortchange, simulacrum, skin, snare, snatch, snatching, sneak thievery, snitch, snitching, soak, stack the cards, steal, stealage, stealing, stick, sting, surcharge, swindling, swipe, swiping, take, take a dive, take in, theft, thieve, thievery, thieving, thimblerig, thimblerigging, throw a fight, tinsel, trick, trickery, victimize, walk off with, whited sepulcher