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English definition of “swindle”

swindle

verb [T]     /ˈswɪn.dəl/
to get money dishonestly from someone by deceiving or cheating them: They swindled local businesses out of thousands of pounds .Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping swindle     noun [C] Fraud squad officers are investigating a £5.6 million swindle.Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping swindler     /r/ US  // noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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