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swindleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈswɪn.dəl/
to get ​moneydishonestly from someone by ​deceiving or ​cheating them: They swindled ​localbusinesses out of thousands of ​dollars.
swindle
noun [C] uk   us  
Fraud ​squadofficers are ​investigating a £5.6 million swindle.
swindler
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
(Definition of swindle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swindle" in Business English

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swindleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈswɪndl/
to ​cheat or trick someone in ​order to get ​money from them: swindle sb out of sth A Web-based ​company swindled ​customers out of $15 million.
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swindler
noun [C]
Victims of the swindler are ​seeking up to £80 million in ​damages.

swindlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈswɪndl/
the ​action of ​cheating or tricking someone in ​order to get ​money from them: He masterminded a ​hi-tech swindle that emptied ​customers' ​bankaccounts.
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(Definition of swindle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swindle”
in Korean 사기치다…
in Arabic يَحتال, يَغِشّ…
in Malaysian menipu…
in French escroquer…
in Russian надувать, выманивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詐騙,騙取(錢財)…
in Italian truffare…
in Turkish dolandırmak…
in Polish oszukiwać, wyłudzać…
in Spanish estafar, timar…
in Vietnamese lừa dảo, bịp bợm…
in Portuguese ludibriar, enganar…
in Thai โกง…
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)…
in Indonesian menipu…
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