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Verb: swindle  swin-d(u)l
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He swindled me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko
Noun: swindle  swin-d(u)l
  1. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    - cheat, rig, fraud

Derived forms: swindling, swindles, swindled

Type of: cheat, chisel, fiddle [Brit], fraud, rip off

Encyclopedia: Swindle