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Meaning of CHEAT

Pronunciation:  cheet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deception for profit to yourself
  2. [n]  the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
  3. [n]  someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
  4. [n]  weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
  5. [n]  weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  6. [v]  defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
  7. [v]  deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
  8. [v]  engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
  9. [v]  be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"

CHEAT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bearded darnel, beat, beguiler, betray, Bromus secalinus, cheat on, cheater, cheating, chess, chicane, chisel, chouse, cuckold, darnel, deceiver, jockey, Lolium temulentum, rig, rip off, screw, shaft, slicker, swindle, tare, trickster, wander
 See Also: beat, beat out, beguile, betrayer, bilk, bluffer, brome, bromegrass, bunco, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, charlatan, chiseler, chiseller, con, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, cook, counterfeiter, cozen, cozenage, crib, crush, deceit, deceive, deception, decoy, defraud, delude, diddle, dissembler, dissembling, dissimulation, dodger, double-crosser, double-dealer, fake, fake, faker, falsifier, falsify, figurehead, finagler, fleece, flimflam, fool around, forger, fortune hunter, four-flusher, fox, fraud, fraud, front, front man, fudge, gazump, gerrymander, goldbrick, gouger, gyp, gyp, holdout, hoodwink, hook, hustle, hypocrite, imitator, impersonator, imposter, impostor, job, juggle, lead on, liar, manipulate, misleader, misrepresent, mountebank, mulct, nobble, nominal head, obscurantist, offender, overcharge, phoney, phony, play around, pluck, plume, pretender, prevaricator, pseud, pseudo, rig, rob, role player, rook, rye grass, ryegrass, sandbagger, scam, scam, scammer, set up, sham, shammer, shark, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, shell, shell game, slyboots, soak, steerer, sting, straw man, surcharge, swindle, swindler, swiz, thimblerig, traitor, trounce, twotime, two-timer, utterer, vanquish, victimise, victimize, wangle, wangler, welsh, whipsaw, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cheat\, n. [rob. an abbrevation of escheat, lands or
    tenements that fall to a lord or to the state by forfeiture,
    or by the death of the tenant without heirs; the meaning
    being explained by the frauds, real or supposed, that were
    resorted to in procuring escheats. See {Escheat}.]
    1. An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of
       fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition;
             When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. --Dryden.
    2. One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a
             Airy wonders, which cheats interpret. --Johnson
    3. (Bot.) A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain
       fields; -- called also {chess}. See {Chess}.
    4. (Law) The obtaining of property from another by an
       intentional active distortion of the truth.
    Note: When cheats are effected by deceitful or illegal
          symbols or tokens which may affect the public at large
          and against which common prudence could not have
          guarded, they are indictable at common law. --Wharton.
    Syn: Deception; imposture; fraud; delusion; artifice; trick;
         swindle; deceit; guile; finesse; stratagem.
  2. \Cheat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cheated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Cheating}.] [See {Cheat}, n., {Escheat}.]
    1. To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to
             I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his
             cunning hath cheated me of this island. --Shak.
    2. To beguile. --Sir W. Scott.
             To cheat winter of its dreariness.    --W. Irving.
    Syn: To trick; cozen; gull; chouse; fool; outwit; circumvent;
         beguile; mislead; dupe; swindle; defraud; overreach;
         delude; hoodwink; deceive; bamboozle.
  3. \Cheat\, v. i.
    To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.
  4. \Cheat\, n. [Perh. from OF. chet['e] goods, chattels.]
    Wheat, or bread made from wheat. [Obs.] --Drayton.
          Their purest cheat, Thrice bolted, kneaded, and subdued
          in paste.                                --Chapman.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are cheating on your spouse, mate, fianc√©, or significant other, suggests feelings of self-guilt and self-betrayal. You may have compromised your beliefs or integrity and/or wasting your energy and time on fruitless endeavors. Alternatively, it reflects the intensity of your sexual passion and exploring areas of your sexuality. It is actually a reaffirmation of your commitment. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for people approaching a wedding to have dreams about erotic experiences with partners other than their intended spouses. Most likely, such dreams represent the newness of your sexual passion. It may also signify anxieties of changing your identity - that of a spouse. Dreaming that your mate, spouse, or significant other is cheating on you indicates your fears of being abandoned. You may feel a lack of attention in the relationship. Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others. This notion may stem from issues of trust or self-esteem. The dream could also indicate that you are unconsciously picking up hints and cues that your significant other is not being completely truth or is not fully committed in the relationship. Dreaming that you are cheating at a game, suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ballot-box stuffing, bamboozle, bamboozlement, beat, befool, beguile, beguile of, bilk, blackleg, boodle, bunco, burn, cardsharping, charlatan, cheater, cheating, chicane, chicanery, chisel, chiseler, chouse, chouse out of, clinquant, cog, cog the dice, con, con man, confidence man, counterfeit, cozen, cozenage, cozener, crib, crook, deceit, deceive, deceiver, deception, defraud, defrauder, delude, diddle, diddler, diddling, dishonesty, do, do in, do out of, dodge, doodle, double-cross, double-dealer, double-dealing, duff, dummy, dupe, euchre, evade, fake, fakement, faker, falsify, fiddle, finagle, fishy transaction, flam, fleece, flimflam, flimflam man, flimflammer, fob, fool, forgery, frame-up, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, fudge, gerrymandering, gouge, graft, grift, gull, gyp, gyp artist, gyp joint, gypper, hanky-panky, have, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, humbug, illicit business, imitation, imposition, impostor, imposture, juggler, junk, lie, mace, mislead, mock, mountebank, mulct, operator, overreach, pack the deal, paste, phony, pigeon, pinchbeck, practice fraud upon, put-on, put-up job, racket, ream, rip off, rip-off, rogue, rook, scam, screw, sell, sell gold bricks, sham, shark, sharp practice, sharper, sharpie, shave, shift, shift about, shoddy, short, shortchange, simulacrum, skin, slick, stack the cards, stick, sting, sucker, swindle, swindler, take, take a dive, take in, thimblerig, throw a fight, tinsel, trick, trickery, trickster, two-timer, victimize, whited sepulcher