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Definition of cheat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  (also cheater) [countable] a person who cheats, especially in a game You little cheat! Are you accusing me of being a cheat? a plan to crack down on tax cheats
  2. 2[singular] something that seems unfair or dishonest, for example a way of doing something with less effort than it usually needs It's really a cheat, but you can use a ready-made pie crust if you want.
  3. 3[countable] (computing) a program you can use to move immediately to the next stage of a computer game without needing to play the game There's a cheat you can use to get to the next level.
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