Illusions that cheat the eye.
Cheated customers by overcharging them for purchases.
Cheated them of their land.
Was accused of cheating at cards.
Cheat on a spouse.
The shortstop cheated toward second base.
An example of a cheat is a person that counts cards while playing poker.
An example of to cheat is a student getting the answers to a test from another student.
To cheat death.
My brother flunked biology because he cheated on his mid-term.
He cheated death when his car collided with a moving train.
I feel as if I've cheated fate.
Using the wrong word cheated him of his legacy.
Other Word Forms
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.