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  Definition of Chisel
  1. an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  2. carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble"
  3. 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"
  4. engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who''s chiseling on the side?"
Similar Words: cheat, rip off

 

Hyponyms: burin, cold chisel, set chisel, drove, drove chisel, firmer chisel, ripping chisel, wood chisel, gazump, cozen, overcharge, soak, surcharge, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con, bilk, beat, bunk, whipsaw, welsh, juggle, beguile, hoodwink, job, shark, rig, set up, crib, fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent

 

Entailments: deceive, lead on, delude, cozen

 

Derivational Morphology: swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, heist, rip-off, cheat, cheating, deceiver, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: daltë   Armenian: դուր  
Bosnian: dlijeto   Catalan: cisell  
Croatian: dlijeto   Dutch: beitel  
German: Meißel   Hebrew: אזמל  
Hungarian: véső   Italian: scalpello  
Maltese: furmatur   Polish: dłuto  
Romanian: daltă   Russian: долото  
Slovak: dlato   Slovenian: dleto  
Spanish: formón   Telugu: శానం  
 
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