Cheat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃiːt|  American pronunciation of the word cheat
Brit.  |tʃiːt|  British pronunciation of the word cheat

noun

- weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous (syn: darnel, tare)
- weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat (syn: chess)
- someone who leads you to believe something that is not true (syn: cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster)
- the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme (syn: rig, swindle)
- a deception for profit to yourself (syn: cheating)
- deprive somebody of something by deceit (syn: chisel, rip off)
- defeat someone through trickery or deceit (syn: chicane, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft)
- engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud (syn: chisel)
- be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage (syn: betray, cuckold, wander)

Examples

The players were accused of cheating.

I had to cheat in order to solve the puzzle.

The store cheats its customers through false advertising.

They cheated him out of a fair deal.

a heroin addict who has cheated death many times

The clever salesman cheated the old lady into giving him all her money.

Jim said that his brother had cheated at cards.

It is possible that Fred cheated at the exam.

He had cheated in the test by using a calculator.

Don't look at my cards - that's cheating.

She claimed that I cheated at chess.

Illegal workers are often cheated by employers.

She cheated her aged aunt out of her fortune.

His addiction has turned him into a cheat and a liar.

Have you been cheating on me while I've been away?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: cheat
he/she/it: cheats
present participle: cheating
past tense: cheated
past participle: cheated
noun
singular: cheat
plural: cheats
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