Cheat

Definition of Cheat

n.1.An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat.
- Dryden.
2.One who cheats or deceives; an impostor; a deceiver; a cheater.
Airy wonders, which cheats interpret.
- Johnson
3.(Bot.) A troublesome grass, growing as a weed in grain fields; - called also chess. See Chess.
4.(Law) The obtaining of property from another by an intentional active distortion of the truth.
v. t.1.To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to swindle.
[imp. & p. p. Cheated; p. pr. & vb. n. Cheating.]
I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island.
- Shak.
2.To beguile.
To cheat winter of its dreariness.
- W. Irving.
v. i.1.To practice fraud or trickery; as, to cheat at cards.
n.1.Wheat, or bread made from wheat.
Their purest cheat,
Thrice bolted, kneaded, and subdued in paste.
- Chapman.

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