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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cheat /ˈʧit/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cheat, v. i. To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cheat, n.  Wheat, or bread made from wheat. [Obs.]
 Their purest cheat,
 Thrice bolted, kneaded, and subdued in paste.   --Chapman.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cheat n.
 1. An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
    When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat.   --Dryden.
 2. One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.
    Airy wonders, which cheats interpret.   --Johnson
 3. Bot. A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; -- called also chess. See Chess.
 4. Law The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.
 Note:When cheats are effected by deceitful or illegal symbols or tokens which may affect the public at large and against which common prudence could not have guarded, they are indictable at common law.
 Syn: -- Deception; imposture; fraud; delusion; artifice; trick; swindle; deceit; guile; finesse; stratagem.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cheat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheated; p. pr. & vb. n. Cheating.]
 1. To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.
    I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island.   --Shak.
 2. To beguile.
    To cheat winter of its dreariness.   --W. Irving.
 Syn: -- To trick; cozen; gull; chouse; fool; outwit; circumvent; beguile; mislead; dupe; swindle; defraud; overreach; delude; hoodwink; deceive; bamboozle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other
           cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
           [syn: darnel, tare, bearded darnel, Lolium
      2: weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a
         weed especially in wheat [syn: chess, Bromus secalinus]
      3: someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
         [syn: deceiver, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker]
      4: the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book
         is a fraud" [syn: swindle, rig]
      5: a deception for profit to yourself [syn: cheating]
      v 1: 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: rip off, chisel]
      2: defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
         [syn: chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey]
      3: engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud;
         "Who's chiseling on the side?" [syn: chisel]
      4: be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She
         cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"
         [syn: cheat on, cuckold, betray, wander]