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Verb: short-change  'short'cheynj
  1. Cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    - short
     
  2. Deprive of by deceit
    "He short-changed me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko

Derived forms: short-changes, short-changing, short-changed

Type of: cheat, chisel, rip off