Pronunciation: (swin'dl), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling,
1. to cheat (a person, business, etc.) out of money or other assets.
2. to obtain by fraud or deceit.
to put forward plausible schemes or use unscrupulous trickery to defraud others; cheat.
1. an act of swindling or a fraudulent transaction or scheme.
2. anything deceptive; a fraud: This advertisement is a real swindle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.