"swindle" in the noun sense
1. swindle, cheat, rig
the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
"that book is a fraud"
"swindle" in the verb sense
1. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
deprive of by deceit
"He swindled me out of my inheritance"
"She defrauded the customers who trusted her"
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