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name of home rookery
(verb) 
Definition
to cheat or swindle
(old-fashioned, slang) 
Synonyms
do (slang)
I'll tell you how they did me.
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skin (slang)
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cheat
He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
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clip (slang)
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stiff (slang)
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sting (informal)
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rip off (slang)
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fleece
She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.
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defraud
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
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overcharge
If you feel a taxi driver has overcharged you, say so.
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swindle
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
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diddle (informal)
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bilk
trusts that secretly conspired to bilk the public
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gyp (slang)
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of bilk
Definition
to cheat or deceive, esp. to avoid making payment to
trusts that secretly conspired to bilk the public
Synonyms
do (slang),
skin (slang),
con (informal),
stiff (slang),
rip off (slang),
stitch up (slang),
rook (slang),
bamboozle (informal),
double-cross (informal),
diddle (informal),
do the dirty on (British, informal),
sell a pup to,
pull a fast one on (informal),
cozen (informal),
take in (informal),
take for a ride (informal)
in the sense of cozen
Definition
to cheat or trick
Synonyms
con (informal),
take advantage of,
stiff (slang),
impose on,
gull (archaic),
stitch up (slang),
double-cross (informal),
diddle (informal),
take for a ride (informal),
in the sense of defraud
Definition
to cheat out of money, property, or a right to do something
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
Synonyms
rob,
con (informal),
do (slang),
skin (slang),
stiff (slang),
sting (informal),
rip off (slang),
stitch up (slang),
rook (slang, old-fashioned),
diddle (informal, old-fashioned),
bilk (old-fashioned),
gyp (slang, old-fashioned),
pull a fast one on (informal),
cozen (old-fashioned),
scam (slang)

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