Definitions for "Defraud"
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.
To obtain, through misrepresentation, an article or thing of value and to apply it to one's own benefit or to the use and benefit of another-either permanenty or temporarily.