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swindle (v.)

1782, back-formation from swindler "cheater." Related: Swindled; swindling. As a noun, "act of swindling," from 1833.

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Definitions of swindle from WordNet
1
swindle (v.)
deprive of by deceit;
He swindled me out of my inheritance
Synonyms: victimize / rook / goldbrick / nobble / diddle / bunco / defraud / scam / mulct / hornswoggle / short-change / con
2
swindle (n.)
the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme;
Synonyms: cheat / rig
From wordnet.princeton.edu