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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, informal], nobble [Brit, informal], diddle [informal], bunco [N. Amer, informal], defraud, 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]
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 [informal], fiddle [Brit, informal], fraud, rip off [informal]

Encyclopedia: Swindle