HyperDic: swindle

English > 2 senses of the word swindle:
VERBsocialswindle, victimize, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
NOUNactswindle, cheat, rigthe act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
swindle > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > swindle: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme.
Synonymscheat, rig
Narrowerbunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, sting, flimflamA swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
gyp, gip(sometimes offensive) an act of swindling or cheating
holdoutThe act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
pyramidingA fraudulent business practice involving some form of pyramid scheme e.g., the chain of distribution is artificially expanded by an excessive number of distributors / distributors selling to other distributors / distributors at progressively higher wholesale prices until retail prices are unnecessarily inflated
scam, cozenageA fraudulent business scheme
shell game, thimblerigA swindling sleight-of-hand game
swizBritish slang for a swindle
BroaderfraudIntentional deception resulting in injury to another person
Spanishaletazo, arana, embaimiento, embaucamiento, engañifa, engaño, estafa, fraude, mangancia, petardo, pufo, superchería, timo, tocomocho, trapacería
Catalanenganyifa, engany, ensarronada, estafada, estafa, martingala, tripijoc
Verbsswindledeprive of by deceit
English > swindle: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey swindle him of all his money
Example"He swindled me out of my inheritance"
Synonymsvictimize, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, 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
Nounsswindlethe act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
swindlera person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud / fraud

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