de·fraud /dɪˈfrɔd, di-/
De·fraud v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defrauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Defrauding.] To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld.
We have defrauded no man. --2 Cor. vii. 2.
Churches seem injured and defrauded of their rights. --Hooker.
v : deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my
inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted
her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little
change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick,
nobble, diddle, bunco, scam, mulct, gyp, con]