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Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner
“I didn't cheat on anyone, or date someone else to gain what I wanted.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To violate rules in order to gain advantage from a situation
Noun
Plural for a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage
“He's nothing but a rotten cheat.”
Noun
Plural for a fraud or deception
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