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.
adj 1: not faithful to a spouse or lover; "adulterous husbands and
wives"; "a two-timing boyfriend" [syn: adulterous, cheating(a),
2: violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter";
"used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting
serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior" [syn: cheating(a),
dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike]
n : a deception for profit to yourself [syn: cheat]