To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld.
deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
To defraud is to cheat someone by deceiving, tricking, or otherwise fooling them into doing something that will hurt them financially. Some words that are used to say someone has been defrauded are: flimflammed, fleeced, bilked, taken for a ride, duped, swindled, and cheated.
Knowingly misrepresenting facts to cheat or trick.
To deprive one of some right by deceitful means.
To cheat or steal by false representation.