swindle

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EtymologyEdit

Middle High German, from Old High German swintiln, frequentative of the verb swintan, compare Modern German schwindeln.

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swindle (third-person singular simple present swindles, present participle swindling, simple past and past participle swindled)

  1. (transitive) To defraud (someone).
    The two men swindled the company out of $160,000.
  2. (intransitive) To obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods.

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  • (to be swindled): be sold a pup (idiomatic, British, Australian)
  • (to defraud): swizz (informal, mainly British)

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NounEdit

swindle (plural swindles)

  1. An instance of swindling.

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 01:57