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verb [transitive] swindle pronunciation in British English /ˈswɪnd(ə)l/
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he/she/itswindles
present participleswindling
past tenseswindled
past participleswindled
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  1. to cheat someone in order to get their money
    swindle someone out of something: The landlord tried to swindle us out of our deposit.
    swindle something out of someone: They were accused of swindling millions of dollars out of several international companies.

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swindle

 swindle pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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singularswindle
pluralswindles

swindler

 swindle pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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