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cheat out of

Meaning: to get something from somebody by cheating them

For example:

  • cheat sb out of sth Tony answered one of those emails that promise you lots of money, and whoever sent it cheated him out of twenty thousand dollars.

  • cheat sb out of sth Can you remember the name of that New York investment banker who cheated his customers out of their life savings?

Quick Quiz:

A well-known fund manager has been arrested for cheating people out of
  1. their debts
  2. their winnings
  3. their investments

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