Cheat meaning

chēt
The definition of a cheat is a dishonest person.

An example of a cheat is a person that counts cards while playing poker.

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To cheat is defined as to mislead or behave in a dishonest way.

An example of to cheat is a student getting the answers to a test from another student.

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To deceive by trickery; swindle.

Cheated customers by overcharging them for purchases.

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To deprive by trickery; defraud.

Cheated them of their land.

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To mislead; fool.

Illusions that cheat the eye.

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To position oneself closer to a certain area than is normal or expected.

The shortstop cheated toward second base.

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To elude; escape.

Cheat death.

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To act dishonestly; practice fraud.
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To violate rules deliberately, as in a game.

Was accused of cheating at cards.

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To be sexually unfaithful.

Cheat on a spouse.

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An act of cheating; a fraud or swindle.
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One who cheats; a swindler.
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A technique that exploits a flaw or hidden feature in a video game or computer program.
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Fraudulent acquisition of another's property.
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Any of several species of brome, especially Bromus secalinus, an annual European grass widespread as a weed.
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The act of deceiving or swindling; deception; fraud.
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A person who defrauds, deceives, or tricks others; swindler.
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A person who is sexually unfaithful.
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A code entered into a video game by a player, which allows advancement, as to a higher level, more easily.
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To deal with dishonestly for one's own gain; defraud; swindle.
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To deceive by trickery; fool; mislead.
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To foil or escape by tricks or by good luck.

To cheat death.

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To deprive of or destroy the effect of through error or ignorance.

Using the wrong word cheated him of his legacy.

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To practice fraud or deception.
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To behave dishonestly, as at games or on an examination.
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To be sexually unfaithful.
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(intransitive) To violate rules in order to gain advantage from a situation.

My brother flunked biology because he cheated on his mid-term.

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(intransitive) To be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner.

My husband cheated on me with his secretary.

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To manage to avoid something even though it seemed unlikely.

He cheated death when his car collided with a moving train.

I feel as if I've cheated fate.

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To deceive; to fool; to trick.

My ex-wife cheated me out of $40,000.

He cheated his way into office.

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Someone who cheats (informal: cheater).
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An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
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The weed cheatgrass.
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A card game where the goal is to have no cards remaining in a hand, often by telling lies.
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A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a computer game, often by entering a cheat code.
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Origin of cheat

  • Middle English cheten to confiscate short for acheten variant of escheten from eschete escheat escheat
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English chete, an aphetic form of eschete (“escheat, the reversion of property to the state if there are no legal claimants”). More at escheat.
    From Wiktionary