|to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.|
|to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.|
|1.||by dint of by means or use of: by dint of hard work|
|2.||archaic a blow or a mark made by a blow|
|3.||(tr) to mark with dints|
|4.||a variant of dent|
|[Old English dynt; related to Old Norse dyttr blow]|
see by dint of.