Synonyms of swindle in English:


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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, rook, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle
British informal fiddle, swizzle, swizz, sell a pup to
North American informal stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
British dated gazump
archaic cozen, sharp
rare mulct


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, flimflam
British informal fiddle, swizzle, swizz
North American informal bunco