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'legal removal of someone's property'
(14-17 centuries), from escheat
intransitive and transitive
to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or to get an advantage, especially in a competition, game, or examination
He had cheated in the test by using a calculator.
Don't look at my cards -
She claimed that I cheated at chess.
to trick or deceive someone so that they do not get or keep something they have a right to have
Illegal workers are often cheated by employers.
cheat somebody (out) of something
She cheated her aged aunt out of her fortune.
to feel that you have been treated wrongly or unfairly and have not got what you deserve
She felt cheated and used.
cheat death/fate etc
to manage to avoid death or a very bad situation even though it seemed that you would not be able to
The Italian ace cheated death in a spectacular 100 mph crash.
be cheated of victory/success etc
if you are cheated of victory, success etc, you do not achieve it because of something unfortunate that happens
cheat on somebody
to be unfaithful to your husband, wife, or sexual partner by secretly having sex with someone else
The magazine claims that almost half of Britain's women cheat on their partners.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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