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Definition of swindle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

swindle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈswɪndl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swindle
BrE BrE//ˈswɪndl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndl//
 
he / she / it swindles
BrE BrE//ˈswɪndlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndlz//
 
past simple swindled
BrE BrE//ˈswɪndld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndld//
 
past participle swindled
BrE BrE//ˈswɪndld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndld//
 
-ing form swindling
BrE BrE//ˈswɪndlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndlɪŋ//
 
Committing crime
 
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to cheat somebody 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. See related entries: Committing crime Word Origin late 18th cent.: back-formation from swindler, from German Schwindler ‘extravagant maker of schemes, swindler’, from schwindeln ‘be giddy’, also ‘tell lies’.
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