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Definition of swindle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swindle
    he / she / it swindles
    past simple swindled
    -ing form swindling
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  1. to cheat someone in order to get something, especially money, from them swindle somebody (out of something) They swindled him out of hundreds of dollars. swindle something (out of somebody) They swindled hundreds of dollars out of him.
  2. NAmE//ˈswɪndlər//
    noun synonym con man
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