cheat cheat [tʆiːt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
to deceive someone, break rules, or behave dishonestly, especially in order to make money for yourself:

• Not all publishers want to cheat authors.

• There are stiff penalties for stockbrokers who cheat customers.

cheat on something

• These new rules could lead more people to cheat on their taxes.

cheat somebody out of something

• He accused his employer of deliberately trying to cheat him out of his redundancy money.

— cheating noun [uncountable] :

• Auditors will check the information for any patterns that might indicate cheating by floor traders.

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cheat UK US /tʃiːt/ verb [I or T]
to behave in a dishonest way or deceive someone in order to get what you want: »

Many of the small investors felt that they had been cheated by the sudden reduction in interest rates.

cheat on sth »

He was caught cheating on his taxes.

cheating noun [U]

In my opinion, this was a clear case of cheating.

cheat UK US /tʃiːt/ noun
[C] (US also cheater) a person who behaves in a dishonest way: »

a tax cheat

[S] something dishonest or unfair: »

It's a cheat that I did all the work and you got all the credit.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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