Uncheating

cheat

[cheet]
verb (used with object)
1.
to defraud; swindle: He cheated her out of her inheritance.
2.
to deceive; influence by fraud: He cheated us into believing him a hero.
3.
to elude; deprive of something expected: He cheated the law by suicide.
verb (used without object)
4.
to practice fraud or deceit: She cheats without regrets.
5.
to violate rules or regulations: He cheats at cards.
6.
to take an examination or test in a dishonest way, as by improper access to answers.
7.
Informal. to be sexually unfaithful (often followed by on ): Her husband knew she had been cheating all along. He cheated on his wife.
noun
8.
a person who acts dishonestly, deceives, or defrauds: He is a cheat and a liar.
9.
a fraud; swindle; deception: The game was a cheat.
10.
Law. the fraudulent obtaining of another's property by a pretense or trick.
11.
an impostor: The man who passed as an earl was a cheat.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English chet (noun) (aphetic for achet, variant of eschet escheat); cheten to escheat, derivative of chet (noun)

cheatable, adjective
cheatingly, adverb
outcheat, verb (used with object)
uncheated, adjective
uncheating, adjective


1. mislead, dupe, delude; gull, con; hoax, fool. Cheat, deceive, trick, victimize refer to the use of fraud or artifice deliberately to hoodwink or obtain an unfair advantage over someone. Cheat implies conducting matters fraudulently, especially for profit to oneself: to cheat at cards. Deceive suggests deliberately misleading or deluding, to produce misunderstanding or to prevent someone from knowing the truth: to deceive one's parents. To trick is to deceive by a stratagem, often of a petty, crafty, or dishonorable kind: to trick someone into signing a note. To victimize is to make a victim of; the emotional connotation makes the cheating, deception, or trickery seem particularly dastardly: to victimize a blind man. 8. swindler, trickster, sharper, dodger, charlatan, fraud, fake, phony, mountebank. 9. imposture, artifice, trick, hoax.
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cheat (tʃiːt)
 
vb (when intr, usually foll by on)
1.  to deceive or practise deceit, esp for one's own gain; trick or swindle (someone)
2.  (intr) to obtain unfair advantage by trickery, as in a game of cards
3.  (tr) to escape or avoid (something unpleasant) by luck or cunning: to cheat death
4.  informal to be sexually unfaithful to (one's wife, husband, or lover)
 
n
5.  a person who cheats
6.  a deliberately dishonest transaction, esp for gain; fraud
7.  informal sham
8.  law the obtaining of another's property by fraudulent means
9.  the usual US name for rye-brome
 
[C14: short for escheat]
 
'cheatable
 
adj
 
'cheater
 
n
 
'cheatingly
 
adv

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cheat
late 14c., aphetic of O.Fr. escheat, legal term for revision of property to state when owner dies without heirs, lit. "that which falls to one," pp. of escheoir "befall by chance, happen, devolve," from V.L. *excadere "to fall away," from L. ex- "out" + cadere "to fall" (see
case (1)). Meaning evolved through "confiscate" (mid-15c.) to "deprive unfairly" (1590). To cheat on (someone) "be sexually unfaithful" first recorded 1934.
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