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con game, confidence game, confidence trick, bunko game, bunco game, flimflam, sting, hustle, gyp, con, bunko, bunco
n. a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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short-change, gip, nobble, goldbrick, con, hornswoggle, gyp, mulct, scam, defraud, bunco, diddle, rook, swindle, victimize
v. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
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trick
n. an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent; "that offer was a dirty trick"
dissimulation, dissembling, deceit, deception
n. the act of deceiving
fraud
n. intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
rip-off, heist
n. the act of stealing
play false, lead by the nose, pull the wool over someone's eyes, hoodwink, snow, bamboozle
v. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
make believe, pretend, make
v. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
imitate
v. make a reproduction or copy of
malversate, peculate, defalcate, misappropriate, embezzle
v. appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
steal
v. take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
use
v. habitually do something (use only in the past tense); "She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally"; "I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall"; "They used to vacation in the Bahamas"
victimise, victimize
v. make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
cozen, lead on, delude, deceive
v. be false to; be dishonest with
misrepresent, wangle, cook, falsify, fake, manipulate, fudge
v. tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
set up, frame, entrap, ensnare
v. take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
humbug
v. trick or deceive
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