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Adjective: cheating  chee-ting
  1. Not faithful to a spouse or lover
    "cheating husbands and wives";
    - adulterous, two-timing
  2. Violating accepted standards or rules
    "a cheating fighter";
    - dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
Noun: cheating  chee-ting
  1. A deception for profit to yourself
    - cheat
Verb: cheat  cheet
  1. Deprive somebody of something by deceit
    "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme";
    - rip off, chisel
  2. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    - chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey
  3. Engage in deceitful behaviour; practice trickery or fraud
    "Who's cheating on the side?";
    - chisel
  4. Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    "She cheats on her husband";
    - cheat on, cuckold, betray, wander

Derived forms: cheatings

See also: unfair, unfaithful, unjust

Type of: beat, beat out, cozen, crush, deceit, deceive, deception, delude, dissembling, dissimulation, lead on, shell, trounce, vanquish, victimise [Brit], victimize

Encyclopedia: Cheating