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Webster 1913 Edition


Swindle

Swin′dle

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Swindled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Swindling
.]
[See
Swindler
.]
To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice;
as, to
swindle
a man out of his property
.
Lammote . . . has
swindled
one of them out of three hundred livres.
Carlyle.

Swin′dle

,
Noun.
The act or process of swindling; a cheat.

Webster 1828 Edition


Swindle

SWIN'DLE

,
Verb.
T.
To cheat and defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property.

Definition 2022


swindle

swindle

English

Verb

swindle (third-person singular simple present swindles, present participle swindling, simple past and past participle swindled)

  1. (transitive) To defraud (someone).
    The two men swindled the company out of $160,000.
  2. (intransitive) To obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:deceive
  • (to be swindled): be sold a pup (idiomatic, British, Australian)
  • (to defraud): swizz (informal, mainly British)

Translations

Noun

swindle (plural swindles)

  1. An instance of swindling.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:deception
  • scheme
  • swizz (informal, mainly British)

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