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Meaning of “swindle” - Learner’s Dictionary

swindle

verb [T]     /ˈswɪndl/
to get money from someone by cheating or deceiving them: [often passive] She was swindled out of thousands of dollars.Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
swindle noun [C] a multi-million-pound swindle swindler noun [C]
Translations of “swindle”
in Arabic يَحتال, يَغِشّ…
in Korean 사기치다…
in Malaysian menipu…
in French escroquer…
in Turkish dolandırmak…
in Italian truffare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詐騙,騙取(錢財)…
in Russian надувать, выманивать…
in Polish oszukiwać, wyłudzać…
in Vietnamese lừa dảo, bịp bợm…
in Spanish estafar, timar…
in Portuguese ludibriar, enganar…
in Thai โกง…
in German betrügen…
in Catalan estafar…
in Japanese (お金を)だまし取る, 詐欺行為を働く…
in Indonesian menipu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诈骗,骗取(钱财)…
(Definition of swindle from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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