(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. defraud, swindle. See stealing.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
swindle, cheat, defraud, *fleece, *rip-off, rook, *gyp, *take.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery: cheat, cozen, defraud, gull, mulct, rook, swindle, victimize. Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim. Slang: diddle1, do, gyp, stick, sting. See HONEST. II noun A person who cheats: cheat, cheater, cozener, defrauder, rook, sharper, swindler, trickster, victimizer. Informal: chiseler, crook, flimflammer. Slang: diddler, gyp, gypper. See HONEST.

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