cheat (verb) past tense: cheated LISTEN
Cheat means ‘to behave dishonestly.’
- The art dealer cheats his customers by selling reproductions as original art.
- Amy's former employer cheated her out of her vacation pay.
Cheat also means ‘to violate rules or agreements.’
- The enemy cheated during the weapons inspection.
- The student cheated on her exam.
- My grandpa cheats at poker.
cheat on: to be sexually unfaithful to someone. Example: “Mildred cheated on her husband.”
Did you know?
A cheat sheet is a concise note usually written on a small piece of paper to help someone remember important points. Although someone may call their notes for a speech a cheat sheet, more often, a cheat sheet is used to cheat on a test.
cheater: someone who cheats. Example: “Cheaters will be banned from the casino.”
In pop culture
Tap your foot to Sam Cooke singing “I Ain’t Gonna Cheat on You No More.”