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Meaning & Definition of Cheat in English

English

Cheat

/ʧit/

noun

1. Weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land

  • Seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    synonym:
  • darnel
  • ,
  • tare
  • ,
  • bearded darnel
  • ,
  • cheat
  • ,
  • Lolium temulentum

2. Weedy annual native to europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

    synonym:
  • chess
  • ,
  • cheat
  • ,
  • Bromus secalinus

3. Someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

    synonym:
  • deceiver
  • ,
  • cheat
  • ,
  • cheater
  • ,
  • trickster
  • ,
  • beguiler
  • ,
  • slicker

4. The act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

  • "That book is a fraud"
    synonym:
  • swindle
  • ,
  • cheat
  • ,
  • rig

5. A deception for profit to yourself

    synonym:
  • cheat
  • ,
  • cheating

verb

1. Deprive somebody of something by deceit

  • "The con-man beat me out of $50"
  • "This salesman ripped us off!"
  • "We were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"
  • "They chiseled me out of my money"
    synonym:
  • cheat
  • ,
  • rip off
  • ,
  • chisel

2. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit

    synonym:
  • cheat
  • ,
  • chouse
  • ,
  • shaft
  • ,
  • screw
  • ,
  • chicane
  • ,
  • jockey

3. Engage in deceitful behavior

  • Practice trickery or fraud
  • "Who's chiseling on the side?"
    synonym:
  • cheat
  • ,
  • chisel

4. Be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

  • "She cheats on her husband"
  • "Might her husband be wandering?"
    synonym:
  • cheat on
  • ,
  • cheat
  • ,
  • cuckold
  • ,
  • betray
  • ,
  • wander

Examples of using

I couldn't even think that he'd want to cheat me.
I was being taught to cheat.
Don't you think it's wrong to cheat on an examination?