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See also: Swindle
Middle High German, from Old High German swintiln, frequentative of the verb swintan; compare Modern German schwindeln, Danish svindel and svindle, Dutch zwindelen and zwendelen, Low German swinneln, Middle English swind.
- (transitive) To defraud.
- The two men swindled the company out of $160,000.
- (transitive, intransitive) To obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods.
- She swindled more than £200 out of me.
- See also Thesaurus:deceive
- (to be swindled): be sold a pup (idiomatic, British, Australian)
- (to defraud): swizz (informal, mainly British)
to defraud someone
to obtain money or property by fraudulent or deceitful methods
swindle (plural swindles)
an instance of swindling