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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 Korean 사기치다…
in Arabic يَحتال, يَغِشّ…
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 Spanish estafar, timar…
in Portuguese ludibriar, enganar…
in German betrügen…
in Catalan estafar…
in Japanese (お金を)だまし取る, 詐欺行為を働く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诈骗,骗取(钱财)…
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