Definitions for: Swindle


[n] the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Swin"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swindled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Swindling.] [See Swindler.]
To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to
swindle a man out of his property.

Lammote . . . has swindled one of them out of three
hundred livres. --Carlyle.


Swin"dle, n.
The act or process of swindling; a cheat.

Synonyms: bunco, cheat, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, gyp, mulct, nobble, rig, rook, scam, victimize

See Also: beat, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, cheat, chisel, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, cozenage, flimflam, fraud, gyp, holdout, hustle, rip off, scam, shell game, short, short-change, sting, swiz, thimblerig

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