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swindle

verb [T] uk   /ˈswɪn.dəl/ us  
to get money dishonestly from someone by deceiving or cheating them: They swindled local businesses out of thousands of dollars.
swindle
noun [C] uk   us  
Fraud squad officers are investigating a £5.6 million swindle.
swindler
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
Translations of “swindle”
in Korean 사기치다…
in Arabic يَحتال, يَغِشّ…
in French escroquer…
in Turkish dolandırmak…
in Italian truffare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詐騙,騙取(錢財)…
in Russian надувать, выманивать…
in Polish oszukiwać, wyłudzać…
in Spanish estafar, timar…
in Portuguese ludibriar, enganar…
in German betrügen…
in Catalan estafar…
in Japanese (お金を)だまし取る, 詐欺行為を働く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诈骗,骗取(钱财)…
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