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cheat

[ cheet ]
/ tʃit /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Origin of cheat

1325–75; Middle English chet (noun) (aphetic for achet, variant of eschetescheat); cheten to escheat, derivative of chet (noun)
1. Cheat, deceive, trick, victimize refer to the use of fraud or artifice deliberately to hoodwink or obtain an unfair advantage over someone. Cheat implies conducting matters fraudulently, especially for profit to oneself: to cheat at cards. Deceive suggests deliberately misleading or deluding, to produce misunderstanding or to prevent someone from knowing the truth: to deceive one's parents. To trick is to deceive by a stratagem, often of a petty, crafty, or dishonorable kind: to trick someone into signing a note. To victimize is to make a victim of; the emotional connotation makes the cheating, deception, or trickery seem particularly dastardly: to victimize a blind man.
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British Dictionary definitions for cheat

cheat
/ (tʃiːt) /

verb

noun

cheatable, adjectivecheater, nouncheatingly, adverb
C14: short for escheat
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