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English Dictionary: cheat by the DICT Development Group
6 results for cheat
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
cheat
n
  1. weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    Synonym(s): darnel, tare, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum
  2. weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    Synonym(s): chess, cheat, Bromus secalinus
  3. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    Synonym(s): deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker
  4. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
    Synonym(s): swindle, cheat, rig
  5. a deception for profit to yourself
    Synonym(s): cheat, cheating
v
  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(s): cheat, rip off, chisel
  2. defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    Synonym(s): cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey
  3. engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
    Synonym(s): cheat, chisel
  4. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
    Synonym(s): cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheat \Cheat\, n. [rob. an abbrevation of escheat, lands or
      tenements that fall to a lord or to the state by forfeiture,
      or by the death of the tenant without heirs; the meaning
      being explained by the frauds, real or supposed, that were
      resorted to in procuring escheats. See {Escheat}.]
      1. An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of
            fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition;
            imposture.
  
                     When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. --Dryden.
  
      2. One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a
            cheater.
  
                     Airy wonders, which cheats interpret. --Johnson
  
      3. (Bot.) A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain
            fields; -- called also {chess}. See {Chess}.
  
      4. (Law) The obtaining of property from another by an
            intentional active distortion of the truth.
  
      Note: When cheats are effected by deceitful or illegal
               symbols or tokens which may affect the public at large
               and against which common prudence could not have
               guarded, they are indictable at common law. --Wharton.
  
      Syn: Deception; imposture; fraud; delusion; artifice; trick;
               swindle; deceit; guile; finesse; stratagem.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheat \Cheat\, v. i.
      To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheat \Cheat\, n. [Perh. from OF. chet[82] goods, chattels.]
      Wheat, or bread made from wheat. [Obs.] --Drayton.
  
               Their purest cheat, Thrice bolted, kneaded, and subdued
               in paste.                                                --Chapman.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cheat \Cheat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cheated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Cheating}.] [See {Cheat}, n., {Escheat}.]
      1. To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to
            swindle.
  
                     I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his
                     cunning hath cheated me of this island. --Shak.
  
      2. To beguile. --Sir W. Scott.
  
                     To cheat winter of its dreariness.      --W. Irving.
  
      Syn: To trick; cozen; gull; chouse; fool; outwit; circumvent;
               beguile; mislead; dupe; swindle; defraud; overreach;
               delude; hoodwink; deceive; bamboozle.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chess \Chess\, n. (Bot.)
      A species of brome grass ({Bromus secalinus}) which is a
      troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously
      regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very
      slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with
      wheat, so as to be used for food, is said to produce narcotic
      effects; -- called also {cheat} and {Willard's bromus}. [U.
      S.]
  
      Note: Other species of brome grass are called upright chess,
               soft chess, etc.
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