Swindle Swin"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swindling}.] [See {Swindler}.] To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property. [1913 Webster]

Lammote . . . has swindled one of them out of three hundred livres. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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