- swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
--1 is a kind of fraud
--1 has particulars:
scam, cozenage; bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam; pyramiding; holdout; swiz; shell game, thimblerig Derived form: verb swindle1
- victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con - deprive of by deceit; "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"
--1 is one way to cheat, rip off, chisel
Derived forms: noun swindler1, noun swindle1
They swindle him of all his money