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To gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
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“The practice becomes illegal when done surreptitiously to cheat the consumer or defraud the taxman.”
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(cheat out of) To deny or deprive someone of what is rightfully theirs, typically underhandedly
“Riley had told the great judges of the Superior Court they had forged their record to cheat him out of his money.”
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To be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner
“He knew Jenny was faithful and would never cheat on him.”
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To avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill
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“It was easy to identify strongly omnipotent feelings of dominating life and being able to cheat death.”
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To fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of
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“Do not cheat your customers with poor quality products or service, or they may never return.”
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To beat in a competition of wits
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To engage in promiscuous behavior
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To feign or mimic an expression or appearance
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To steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially from one's employer
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To mistreat or do an injustice to
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To commit an offense, especially spiritually or morally
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A person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage
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“He's a sneaky cheat with no honor, pride, or even confidence in his crew to be able to win without constant interference.”
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An act involving fraud or deception
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“They are perpetrating a cheat and a fraud, which must be exposed for the scrutiny of the intellectual world of today.”
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A trick or hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage
“Is there a cheat to make my toddler max out its skills in The Sims?”
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A person who is unfaithful to their spouse or romantic partner
“Regardless of the fact that my husband was a cheat, our marriage still disintegrated, and you know that I spent a lot of time agonizing over that.”
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A person who is dishonest or a criminal
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One who carries out a theft
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An unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
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An unprincipled contemptible person
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A person who fails to fulfil a duty, obligation, or undertaking
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