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English definition of “cheat”

cheat

verb [I or T]     /tʃiːt/
B2 to behave in a dishonest way in order to get what you want: Anyone caught cheating will be immediately disqualified from the exam. He cheats at cards? She cheated in the test by copying from the boy in front. I suspect he cheats the taxman (= avoids paying taxes by using illegal methods).Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of cheat verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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