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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
Noun: cheat  cheet
  1. Weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    - darnel, tare, bearded darnel, Lolium temulentum
  2. Annual plant native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed, especially in wheat
    - chess, Bromus secalinus
  3. Someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    - deceiver, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker
  4. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    - swindle, rig
  5. A deception for profit to yourself
    - cheating

Derived forms: cheats, cheating, cheated

Type of: beat, beat out, brome, bromegrass, cozen, crush, deceit, deceive, deception, delude, dissembling, dissimulation, fiddle [Brit], fraud, lead on, offender, rye grass, ryegrass, shell, trounce, vanquish, victimise [Brit], victimize, wrongdoer

Encyclopedia: Cheat