cheat sb out of sth

cheat sb out of sth
UK US cheat sb out of sth
Phrasal Verb with cheat({{}}/tʃiːt/ verb [I or T]
to unfairly prevent someone from getting or achieving something which should belong to them: »

The musicians claimed that they had been cheated out of their fair share of the royalties for the song.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • cheat somebody (out) of something — ˈcheat sb (ˈout) of sth derived to prevent sb from having sth, especially in a way that is not honest or fair • They cheated him out of his share of the profits. Main entry: ↑cheatderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheat — cheat1 [tʃi:t] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cheat legal removal of someone s property (14 17 centuries), from escheat] 1.) [I and T] to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or to get an advantage, especially in a competition, game, or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheat — 1 verb 1 (I) to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or to get an advantage, especially in a competition, game, or examination: You re doing it again, you re trying to cheat! (+ at): Jack always cheats at cards. | that s cheating: Hey, don t …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheat — [tʆiːt] verb [intransitive, transitive] to deceive someone, break rules, or behave dishonestly, especially in order to make money for yourself: • Not all publishers want to cheat authors. • There are stiff penalties for stockbrokers who cheat… …   Financial and business terms

  • out — out1 W1S1 [aut] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from inside )¦ 2¦(outside)¦ 3¦(not at home)¦ 4¦(distant place)¦ 5¦(given to many people)¦ 6¦(get rid of something)¦ 7¦(not burning/shining)¦ 8¦(sun/moon etc)¦ 9¦(flowers)¦ 10¦(complet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • out — out1 W1S1 [aut] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from inside )¦ 2¦(outside)¦ 3¦(not at home)¦ 4¦(distant place)¦ 5¦(given to many people)¦ 6¦(get rid of something)¦ 7¦(not burning/shining)¦ 8¦(sun/moon etc)¦ 9¦(flowers)¦ 10¦(complet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beat somebody out of something — ˈbeat sb out of sth derived (NAmE, informal) to cheat sb by taking sth from them • Her brother beat her out of $200. Main entry: ↑beatderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheating — cheat cheat [tʆiːt] verb [intransitive, transitive] to deceive someone, break rules, or behave dishonestly, especially in order to make money for yourself: • Not all publishers want to cheat authors. • There are stiff penalties for stockbrokers… …   Financial and business terms

  • do — 1 auxiliary verb past tense did past participle done 3rd person singular present tense does strong 1 IN QUESTIONS/NEGATIVES a) used with another verb to form questions or negatives: Do you like bananas? | I don t feel like going out tonight. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • copy — cop|y1 W2S1 [ˈkɔpi US ˈka:pi] n plural copies [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: copie, from Latin copia; COPIOUS] 1.) something that is made to be exactly like another thing copy of ▪ She forwarded them a copy of her British passport …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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