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To cheat or trick someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

shanghai

verb

informal old-fashioned to trick or force someone into doing something

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

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bamboozle

verb

informal to trick someone or make them confused

beguile

verb

formal to persuade or trick someone into doing something, especially by saying nice things to them

bilk

verb

informal to get money from someone in a dishonest way

catfish

verb

to trick someone into having an online relationship by adopting a fake identity

cheat on

mainly American to cheat by not obeying the rules on something

chisel

verb

mainly Americaninformal to get something from someone by tricking them

diddle

verb

informal to trick or cheat someone

do

verb

Britishinformal to cheat someone

do out of

to stop someone from getting or having something that they should have, especially in a way that is unfair or dishonest

double-cross

verb

to cheat someone, usually when doing something illegal or planning to cheat someone else together

ensnare

verb

formal to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them

fake out

to trick someone by pretending something or by behaving dishonestly

finagle

verb

informal to get something by cheating people or behaving in an unfair way

fleece

verb

to cheat or trick someone as a way of getting their money

gull

verb

literary an old word meaning ‘to cheat or trick someone’

gyp

verb

mainly Americaninformal to trick or cheat someone when they buy something

hoax

verb

to trick someone deliberately with a hoax

jerk around

to treat someone in an unfair or dishonest way

make a fool (out) of someone

to deliberately make someone seem stupid, for example by tricking them

make out

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

pull a fast one

to trick someone

pull the wool over someone’s eyes

to try to trick or cheat someone by giving them wrong information

put one over on someone

informal to trick someone into believing something that is not true

ream

verb

Americaninformal to cheat someone

screw

verb

very informal to cheat someone, or to treat someone in an unfair way

shaft

verb

informal to cheat someone, or to treat them unfairly

spring a trap

to trick someone, especially after planning how you will do it

sucker

verb

informal to trick someone into doing something

take in

to trick someone into believing something that is not true

take someone for a ride

to trick, cheat, or lie to someone

throw someone off the scent/track

to stop someone from finding you or from discovering the truth about something by using a clever plan or trick

trap

verb

to trick someone in order to make them do or say something that they did not want to do or say

try it on (with someone)

to attempt to get something from someone by behaving dishonestly or by tricking them

wangle

verb

informal to get something by tricking someone or by persuading them in an indirect way

wind up

Britishinformal to trick someone by telling them something that is not true

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