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defraudverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfrɔːd/ us   /dɪˈfrɑːd/
to take something illegally from a person, company, etc., or to prevent someone from having something that is legally theirs by deceiving them: He was found guilty of defrauding the Internal Revenue Service. They are both charged with conspiracy to defraud an insurance company of $20,000.
(Definition of defraud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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defraudverb [T]

us   /dɪˈfrɔd/
to take or keep something illegally from someone by deceiving the person: She is charged with defrauding the Internal Revenue Service.
(Definition of defraud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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defraudverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfrɔːd/ us   LAW
to take money or goods illegally from someone by deceiving them: defraud sb of sth An architect and two surveyors defrauded a charity trust of £3.5m by invoicing it for work they did not do and by inflating fees in building contracts. The police made a number of arrests at the company's head office in connection with a conspiracy to defraud investors.
(Definition of defraud from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defraud”
in Korean 횡령하다…
in Arabic يَخدَع, يَحتال…
in Malaysian menipu…
in Russian обманывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺詐,詐騙…
in Italian defraudare…
in Turkish dolandırmak, aldatmak, para sızdırmak…
in Polish defraudować…
in Spanish estafar, Defraudar…
in Vietnamese lừa gạt…
in Portuguese fraudar, burlar…
in Thai ฉ้อโกง…
in Catalan estafar…
in Japanese (金を)だまし取る…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺诈,诈骗…
in Indonesian menipu…
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