HyperDic: diddle

English > 2 senses of the word diddle:
VERBsocialdiddle, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
contactdiddle, toy, fiddle, playmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
English > diddle: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey diddle him of all his money
Synonymsvictimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar
English > diddle: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymstoy, fiddle, play
Narrowerput out, retireCause to be out on a fielding play
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Spanishjugar, juguetear

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