One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the museum has been swindled out of a large sum of money’
defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed
fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along
informal do, con, sting, diddle, fiddle, rook, swizzle, swizz, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle, gazump
North American informal stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
archaic cozen, sharp
1‘an insurance swindle’
fraud, trick, deception, deceit, trickery, chicanery, exploitation, cheat, imposture, sham, sharp practice, artifice
ruse, dodge, racket, wile
informal con trick, con, sting, diddle, rip-off, fiddle, flimflam, swizzle, swizz
North American informal bunco
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