defraud
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪ.ˈfɹɔːd/
Verb

defraud (defrauds, present participle defrauding; past and past participle defrauded)

  1. (transitive) To obtain money or property from (a person) by fraud; to swindle.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter II, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗:
      I had never defrauded a man of a farthing, nor called him knave behind his back. But now the last rag that covered my nakedness had been torn from me. I was branded a blackleg, card-sharper, and murderer.
  2. (archaic) To deprive.
    • KJV, 1 Corinthians 7, 5.
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    • , William Goodell, "On Conjugal Onanism and Kindred Sins", Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, vol. 9, page 63.
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