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DEFRAUD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does defraud mean? 

DEFRAUD (verb)
  The verb DEFRAUD has 1 sense:

1. deprive of by deceit

  Familiarity information: DEFRAUD used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFRAUD (verb)


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Meaning:

Deprive of by deceit

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bunco; swindle; scam; rook; nobble; mulct; hornswoggle; gyp; goldbrick; gip; diddle; defraud; con; short-change; victimize

Context examples:

He swindled me out of my inheritance / She defrauded the customers who trusted her / the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

Hypernyms (to "defraud" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "defraud"):

short; short-change (cheat someone by not returning him enough money)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Sentence example:

They defraud him of all his money


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