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verb cheat pronunciation in American English /tʃit/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecheating
past tensecheated
past participlecheated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to behave dishonestly, or to not obey rules, for example in order to win a game or do well in an examination
    Kids have always found ways of cheating on tests.
    You can’t do that – it’s cheating.
    1. a.
      to do something that is not correct but makes it easier to succeed
      You can cheat by adding a little flour.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to treat someone dishonestly
    The builders had cheated her by using low-quality materials.
    cheat someone (out) of something: He was accused of cheating investors out of their life savings.

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