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Definition tricking or cheating someone — usually to get money
  • She stole over a million dollars in her biggest swindle.
swindle = fraud (or deception) to steal money
  • She was swindled out of her college savings.
  • swindled = tricked or cheated
  • Still, his career choice didn't change until his father was swindled by a bogus financial planner out of some $40,000, right before Jeremy graduated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • swindled = tricked
  • The problems ranged from those arrested to those assaulted, from Canadians who were swindled to those doing the swindling.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • swindling = tricked or cheated out of money
  • I can prove that he's a swindler.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • swindler = someone who tricks others out of money
  • Then, too, they would swindle you with the contract—and how was a poor man to understand anything about a contract?
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindle = trick (to get money)
  • Everyone wants to put food in their stomachs, and since salaries have been frozen, people have had to resort to swindling.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • swindling = tricking or cheating others
  • It was said Jefferson had swindled clients as a young lawyer.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • swindled = tricked (for money)
  • Come out and meet the man you've swindled.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • swindled = tricking or cheating someone to get money
  • The house was one of a whole row that was built by a company which existed to make money by swindling poor people.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindling = tricking or cheating
  • As a last resort he had recourse to all the herbs that the Indians hawked in the public market and to all the magical specifics and Oriental potions sold in the Arcade of the Scribes, but by the time he realized that he had been swindled, he already had the tonsure of a saint.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • swindled = cheated or tricked
  • It seemed as if every time you met a person from a new department, you heard of new swindles and new crimes.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindles = tricks or ways of cheating to get money
  • He told them cruel stories of people who had been done to death in this "buying a home" swindle.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindle = trick to cheat people out of money
  • Jurgis was sure that they had been swindled, and were ruined; and he tore his hair and cursed like a madman, swearing that he would kill the agent that very night.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindled = tricked or cheated
  • With one member trimming beef in a cannery, and another working in a sausage factory, the family had a first-hand knowledge of the great majority of Packingtown swindles.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindles = tricks to get money by cheating
  • And the wandering visitor might be skeptical about all the swindles, but he could not be skeptical about these, for the worker bore the evidence of them about on his own person—generally he had only to hold out his hand.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindles = tricks or cheating
  • It was all a swindle, can-painting, said the girls—you were crazy with delight because you were making twelve or fourteen dollars a week, and saving half of it; but you had to spend it all keeping alive while you were out, and so your pay was really only half what you thought.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindle = trick (to get money)
  • There was the police department, and the fire and water departments, and the whole balance of the civil list, from the meanest office boy to the head of a city department; and for the horde who could find no room in these, there was the world of vice and crime, there was license to seduce, to swindle and plunder and prey.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • swindle = cheat or trick for money
  • They're all part of a family that would swindle you if they had the chance.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She's spreading stories that you're a swindler who duped Henrik into hiring you, and that you got him so worked up that he had a heart attack.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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