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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, informal], nobble [Brit, informal], diddle [informal], bunco [N. Amer, informal], scam [informal], mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer, informal], short-change, con [informal], victimise [Brit], grift [N. Amer, informal], ream [N. Amer, informal], bunko [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: defrauds, defrauding, defrauded

Type of: cheat, chisel [informal], rip off [informal]

Encyclopedia: Defraud