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cheat sb out of sth

phrasal verb with cheat uk   us   /tʃiːt/ verb [I or T]
to ​unfairlyprevent someone from getting or ​achieving something that they should have: She ​claimed that her ​cousin had ​cheated her out of her ​inheritance.
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cheat sb out of sth

phrasal verb with cheat uk   us   /tʃiːt/ verb [I or T]
to ​unfairly prevent someone from getting or ​achieving something which should belong to them: The musicians ​claimed that they had been ​cheated out of their ​fairshare of the ​royalties for the song.
(Definition of cheat sb out of sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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