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swindle

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈswɪn.dəl/
to get money dishonestly from someone by deceiving or cheating them: They swindled local businesses out of thousands of dollars.
swindle
noun [C] uk   us  
Fraud squad officers are investigating a £5.6 million swindle.
swindler
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
Translations of “swindle”
in Arabic يَحتال, يَغِشّ…
in Korean 사기치다…
in Malaysian menipu…
in French escroquer…
in Turkish dolandırmak…
in Italian truffare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詐騙,騙取(錢財)…
in Russian надувать, выманивать…
in Polish oszukiwać, wyłudzać…
in Vietnamese lừa dảo, bịp bợm…
in Spanish estafar, timar…
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 Indonesian menipu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诈骗,骗取(钱财)…
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