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

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

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