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To gain an advantage over or deprive of something by using unfair or deceitful methods
“The practice becomes illegal when done surreptitiously to cheat the consumer or defraud the taxman.”
To avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill
“A family of five today told how they cheated death when a gas blast ripped through their York home on Christmas Day.”
To be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner
“I didn't cheat on anyone, or date someone else to gain what I wanted.”
To fall short in satisfying the expectation or hope of
“The daredevil survived his plunge over the falls with barely a scratch, having cheated death once again.”
To violate rules in order to gain advantage from a situation
Plural for a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage
“He's nothing but a rotten cheat.”
Plural for a fraud or deception
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