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swindle

verb [T] uk   /ˈswɪn.dəl/ us  
to get money dishonestly from someone by deceiving or cheating them: They swindled local businesses out of thousands of pounds.Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
swindle
noun [C] uk   us  
Fraud squad officers are investigating a £5.6 million swindle.Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
swindler
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
Miscellaneous criminals
(Definition of swindle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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