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screw (2)

Meaning: to cheat or swindle someone

For example:

  • We knew we were being screwed, but what could we do? This was the only hotel around with vacant rooms, so they could charge whatever they liked.

  • George reckons the taxation system screws people who work hard and set up small businesses.

Quick Quiz:

People who buy jewellery and gems overseas often get screwed. They often
  1. pay too much
  2. pay too little
  3. pay nothing

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