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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To trick or cheat out of property or money.

Usage examples (37)
  • If Uncle Sam should ever sell that tract for one cent per acre, he will swindle the purchaser outrageously.
  • If you look up a grift in the dictionary, its defined as a swindle - a confidence game.
  • This plan was a swindle from the very start, and every body in the Congress and Pentagon knew it.
  • He leveled his gaze at me and said, "Hey, hey, hey," long dramatic pause, "swindle is an awfully harsh word." for more
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