swindle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈswɪnd(ə)l/
Verb

swindle (swindles, present participle swindling; past and past participle swindled)

  1. (transitive) To defraud.
    The two men swindled the company out of $160,000.
  2. (ambitransitive) To obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods.
    She swindled more than £200 out of me.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:deceive
  • (to be swindled) be sold a pup (idiomatic, British, Australian)
  • (to defraud) swizz (informal, mainly British)
Translations Translations Noun

swindle (plural swindles)

  1. An instance of swindle#Verb|swindling.
  2. Anything that is deceptively not what it appears to be.
Synonyms Translations
Swindle
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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