Chis·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chiseled or Chiselled (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Chiseling, or Chiselling.]
1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue.
2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat. [Slang]
n : an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
v 1: engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud;
"Who's chiseling on the side?" [syn: cheat]
2: deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat
me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were
cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled
me out of my money" [syn: cheat, rip off]
3: carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble"
[also: chiselling, chiselled]