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fraudnoun

us   /frɔd/
  • fraud noun (CRIME)

[U] the crime of obtaining money or property by deceiving people: Convicted of tax fraud, he was sentenced to two years in prison.
  • fraud noun (FALSE PERSON/THING)

[C] a person or thing that is not what it claims or pretends to be: He says he’s been everywhere and done everything, but I think he’s a fraud.
(Definition of fraud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"fraud" in British English

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fraudnoun

uk   /frɔːd/ us   /frɑːd/
  • fraud noun (CRIME)

C2 [C or U] the crime of getting money by deceiving people: credit card fraud He is fighting extradition to Hong Kong to face trial on fraud charges.

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  • fraud noun (FALSE)

C2 [C] someone who deceives people by saying that they are someone or something that they are not: She was a psychic who was later revealed to be a fraud.
(Definition of fraud from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fraud" in Business English

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fraudnoun

uk   /frɔːd/ us  
[C or U] LAW the crime of getting money by tricking or deceiving people, or a crime of this type: serious/massive fraud We only investigate when there are sufficient grounds for believing serious fraud has taken place. The US Sentencing Commission has raised penalties for corporate fraud twice.credit card/tax fraud He was charged for federal tax fraud.bank/accounting fraud She pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bank fraud.engage in/commit/perpetrate fraud It is said that they knowingly helped corporate executives commit fraud. a fraud investigation/case/trial
[C] something that is not what it appears to be and is deliberately used to deceive people, especially to get money: What happens if the investment turns out to be a fraud?
[C] someone who deceives people, often to get money, by saying they are something they are not: She believes her lawyer was a fraud.
(Definition of fraud from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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