Grammar Patterns

V n out of n

The 'cheat' group

These verbs are concerned with fraudulently taking something, usually money, away from someone. The noun group indicates who is deprived of something, and the prepositional phrase indicates what is taken from them.
A businessman cheated the Inland Revenue out of £150 million, a court heard yesterday.
He swindled clients out of millions before he was caught out.
  • bilk
  • cheat
  • con
  • defraud
  • diddle
  • do
  • fleece
  • swindle
  • trick
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