(noun, verb)


1. weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

Similar word(s): darnel, tare

Definition categories: plant, ryegrass

2. weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat

Similar word(s): chess

Definition categories: plant, brome, bromegrass

3. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Similar word(s): beguiler, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster

Definition categories: person, offender, wrongdoer

4. the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

Similar word(s): rig, swindle

Definition categories: act, fraud

5. a deception for profit to yourself

Similar word(s): cheating

Definition categories: act, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation


1. deprive somebody of something by deceit

- we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme

Similar word(s): chisel

Definition categories: social, victimise, victimize

2. defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Similar word(s): chicane, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft

Definition categories: competition, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

3. engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

Similar word(s): chisel

Definition categories: social, cozen, deceive, delude

4. be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage

- She cheats on her husband

Similar word(s): betray, wander

Definition categories: social, cozen, deceive, delude

Sentences with cheat as a verb:

- My brother flunked biology because he cheated on his mid-term.

- My husband cheated on me with his secretary.

- He cheated death when his car collided with a moving train.

- I feel as if I've cheated fate.

- My ex-wife cheated me out of $40,000.

- He cheated his way into office.