swindle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈswɪnd(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theyswindle
he/she/itswindles
present participleswindling
past tenseswindled
past participleswindled
  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.

derived words

swindle

 

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noun [countable]
singularswindle
pluralswindles

swindler

 

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noun [countable]
singularswindler
pluralswindlers
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