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“cheat sb out of sth” in British English

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cheat sb out of sth

phrasal verb with cheat uk /tʃiːt/ us /tʃiːt/ verb [ I or T ]

to unfairly prevent someone from getting or achieving something that they should have:

She claimed that her cousin had cheated her out of her inheritance.

(Definition of “cheat sb out of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cheat sb out of sth” in Business English

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cheat sb out of sth

phrasal verb with cheat uk /tʃiːt/ us 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 fair share of the royalties for the song.

(Definition of “cheat sb out of sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)