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"cheat" in British English

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cheatverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃiːt/  us   /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 on his taxes (= avoids paying as much tax as he should). They cheat people by charging too much for building materials.

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cheatnoun

uk   /tʃiːt/  us   /tʃiːt/
[C] a person who behaves in a dishonest way: Trouble broke out in the match when one of the players called a member of the other team a cheat.
[S] something dishonest that makes people believe that something is true when it is not: You can use cocoa powder to make the cake rather than chocolate - it's a bit of a cheat, but nobody notices the difference.
[C] a collection of instructions or special information that someone can use to help them play a computer game more successfully: the latest game cheats cheat codes
(Definition of cheat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cheat" in American English

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cheatverb [I/T]

 us   /tʃit/
to act in a way that is dishonest, or to make someone believe something that is not true in order to get something for yourself: [T] The insurance companies were found to be cheating consumers. [T] They got cheated out of their money.
cheat
noun [C]  us   /tʃit/
He is a liar and a cheat.
(Definition of cheat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cheat" in Business English

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cheatverb [I or T]

uk   us   /tʃiːt/
to behave in a dishonest way or deceive someone in order to get what you want: Many of the small investors felt that they had been cheated by the sudden reduction in interest rates.cheat on sth He was caught cheating on his taxes.
cheating
noun [U]
In my opinion, this was a clear case of cheating.
Phrasal verbs

cheatnoun

uk   us   /tʃiːt/
[C] ( US also cheater) a person who behaves in a dishonest way: a tax cheat
[S] something dishonest or unfair: It's a cheat that I did all the work and you got all the credit.
(Definition of cheat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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