To violate rules in order to gain advantage from a situation.
To be unfaithful to one's spouse or partner.
- My brother flunked biology because he cheated on his mid-term.
To manage to avoid something even though it seemed unlikely.
- My husband cheated on me with his secretary.
- He cheated death when his car collided with a moving train.
To deceive; to fool; to trick.
- I feel as if I've cheated fate.
- My ex-wife cheated me out of $40,000.
- He cheated his way into office.
- I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his cunning hath cheated me of this island.
* Washington Irving
- (Sir Walter Scott)
- to cheat winter of its dreariness
* break the rules
Someone who cheats (informal: cheater).
An act of deception or fraud; that which is the means of fraud or deception; a fraud; a trick; imposition; imposture.
The weed cheatgrass.
A card game where the goal is to have no cards remaining in a hand, often by telling lies.
A hidden means of gaining an unfair advantage in a computer game, often by entering a cheat code.
- When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat .
* (card game ) bullshit, BS, I doubt it
* cheat code
* cheat on
* cheat the hangman
To cheat, to trick.
* '', 1853, J. Forster (editor), ''The Works of Walter Savage Landor , Volume 1,
(US, regional) To handle, to take care of.
* 1980 , John R. Erickson, Panhandle Cowboy ,
- I cannot think otherwise than that the undertaker of the aforecited poesy hath choused your Highness; for I have seen painted, I know not where, the identically same Dian, with full as many nymphs, as he calls them, and more dogs.
- This gave the roundup the appearance of a cavalry charge, and a stranger observing the procedure for the first time might have thought we were a bunch of green, possibly drunken cowboys making sport out of chousing' cattle. But we weren't ' chousing them, we were just trying to keep them in sight, and for a very good reason.
* (cheat) cheat, trick
One who is easily cheated; a gullible person.
A trick; a sham.
- (Ben Jonson)