Definition of defraud verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

defraud

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈfrɔd//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they defraud
 
he / she / it defrauds
 
past simple defrauded
 
-ing form defrauding
 
 
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to get money illegally from a person or an organization by tricking them All three men were charged with conspiracy to defraud. defraud somebody (of something) They were accused of defrauding the company of $14,000.
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