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  Definition of Swindle
  1. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
  2. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Similar Words: cheat, rig, victimize, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con

 

Hyponyms: scam, cozenage, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam, pyramiding, holdout, swiz, shell game, thimblerig, short-change, short

 

Derivational Morphology: rig, manipulate, set up, cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey, victimize, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, cozenage, exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using

 

 
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