Definition of defraud:
rip off, cozen, chouse, hornswoggle, sting, thimblerig, bunco, mulct, con, euchre, short, sucker, be caught with your hand in the cookie jar, take, memorise, hose, sneak, shortchange, purloin, flimflam, skunk, stiff, diddle, ream, get your hands dirty, insinuate yourself (into something), skin, stick, copy, shake down, squeeze, screw, learn, fiddle, abduct, study at cheat, goldbrick, scam, pluck, cabbage, hustle, snatch, bleed, do, kidnap, swindle, gaff, hook, shirk, victimize, nobble, play, snarf, gyp, honest, beat, victimise, trim, pack, gull, memorize, toy, shrink from, short-change, pinch, chisel, rook, do in, gip.
- deceive (part of speech: verb)
- steal (part of speech: verb)
- pretend (part of speech: verb)
Indeed, all supplies which do not rest on this footing, would be to defraud the natives of the fruits of his industry, and in the final result this would be the same as requiring of him double or triple tribute, contrary to the spirit of the law, which unfortunately is too frequently the case under the existing system.- "The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes", Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes.
- "Vacation with the Tucker Twins", Nell Speed.
- "The Valley of the Kings", Marmaduke Pickthall.