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To cheat or trick someone

rip off

to cheat someone, especially by charging them too much money for something

deceive

verb

to trick someone by behaving in a dishonest way

trick

verb

to make someone believe something that is not true

cheat

verb

to treat someone dishonestly

string along

to make someone continue believing something that is false for a long time, especially something about your intentions or beliefs

swindle

verb

to cheat someone in order to get their money

dupe

verb

to trick someone into believing something that is not true or into doing something that is stupid or illegal

entrap

verb

to trick someone into doing something wrong

snare

verb

to trick someone into an unpleasant situation that they cannot escape from

make out

to cause people to have a particular false opinion about someone or something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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