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Verb: defraud  di'frod
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "She defrauded the customers who trusted her";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: defrauded, defrauds, defrauding

Type of: cheat, chisel, rip off

Encyclopedia: Defraud