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Meaning of “cheat” in the English Dictionary

"cheat" in British English

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cheatverb [I or T]

uk   us   /tʃiːt/
B2 to ​behave in a ​dishonest way in ​order to get what you ​want: Anyone ​caught cheating will be ​immediatelydisqualified from the ​exam. He cheats atcards? She cheated in the ​test by ​copying from the ​boy in ​front. I ​suspect he cheats on his ​taxes (= ​avoidspaying as much ​tax as he should). They cheat ​people by ​charging too much for ​buildingmaterials.

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cheatnoun

uk   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 ​peoplebelieve that something is ​true when it is not: You can use ​cocoapowder to make the ​cakerather than ​chocolate - it's a ​bit of a cheat, but nobody ​notices the ​difference. [C] a ​collection of ​instructions or ​specialinformation that someone can use to ​help them ​play a ​computergame more ​successfully: the ​latestgame 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 ​insurancecompanies were ​found to be cheating ​consumers. [T] They got cheated out of ​theirmoney.
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 ​smallinvestorsfelt that they had been cheated by the sudden ​reduction in ​interestrates.cheat on sth He was ​caught cheating on his ​taxes.
cheating
noun [U]
In my ​opinion, this was a ​clearcase 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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“cheat” in British English

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