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 for cheating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheat \Cheat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cheated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Cheating.] [See Cheat, n., Escheat.]
     1. To deceive and defraud; to impose upon; to trick; to
        swindle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I am subject to a tyrant, a sorcerer, that by his
              cunning hath cheated me of this island. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To beguile. --Sir W. Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              To cheat winter of its dreariness.    --W. Irving.
  
     Syn: To trick; cozen; gull; chouse; fool; outwit; circumvent;
          beguile; mislead; dupe; swindle; defraud; overreach;
          delude; hoodwink; deceive; bamboozle.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cheating
      adj 1: not faithful to a spouse or lover; "adulterous husbands
             and wives"; "a two-timing boyfriend" [syn: adulterous,
             cheating(a), two-timing(a)]
      2: violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter";
         "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve";
         "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior" [syn: cheating(a),
         dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike]
      n 1: a deception for profit to yourself [syn: cheat,
           cheating]

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