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Verb: cheat  cheet
  1. Engage in deceitful behaviour; practice trickery or fraud
    "Who's cheating on the side?";
    - chisel [informal]
     
  2. Deprive somebody of something by deceit
    "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme";
    - rip off [informal], chisel [informal]
     
  3. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    - chouse, shaft [informal], screw [informal], chicane, jockey
     
  4. Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    "She cheats on her husband";
    - cheat on, cuckold, betray, wander
Noun: cheat  cheet
  1. Someone who obtains an advantage by unfair means, lying or breaking rules
    - cheater
     
  2. Someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    - deceiver, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker [informal]
     
  3. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    - swindle, rig, fraud
     
  4. A deception for profit to yourself
    - cheating
     
  5. A card game in which players make declarations about cards and the others have to say whether they think they are lying
     
  6. Weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    - darnel, tare, bearded darnel, Lolium temulentum
     
  7. Annual plant native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed, especially in wheat
    - chess, Bromus secalinus

Derived forms: cheated, cheats, cheating

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

Encyclopedia: Cheat