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Meaning of “scam” in the English Dictionary

"scam" in British English

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scamnoun [C]

uk   us   /skæm/ informal
an ​illegalplan for making ​money, ​especially one that ​involvestrickingpeople: an ​insurance scam
(Definition of scam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scamnoun [C]

 us   /skæm/ infml
a ​dishonest or ​illegalplan or ​activity, esp. one for making ​money: She was ​involved in an ​insurance scam, ​collecting on ​falseaccidentclaims.
(Definition of scam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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scamnoun [C]

uk   us   /skæm/ informal
an ​illegal way of making ​money, usually by tricking ​people: The ​police are ​warning of a repeated phone scam that ​targetstaxpayers. an internet scam
(Definition of scam from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scam”
in Spanish Timo…
in Vietnamese lừa đảo…
in Malaysian komplot…
in Thai เล่ห์อุบาย…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺诈,诈财骗局…
in Turkish şike…
in Russian мошенничество…
in Indonesian skam, penipuan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺詐,詐騙…
in Polish przekręt…
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