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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.