swindle
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swindle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fraud)
a. la estafa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lola got caught in a swindle. She bought worthless tickets from a scalper.Lola cayó en una estafa. Compró boletos sin valor de un revendedor.
b. el timo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It turns out his so-called charity was actually a swindle.Resulta que su dizque organización benéfica era en realidad un timo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to defraud)
a. estafar
Police caught a man who swindled old ladies.La policía atrapó a un hombre que estafaba ancianas.
b. timar
A woman at the beach swindled me by selling me a hammock that broke the first time I used it.Una mujer en la playa me timó vendiéndome una hamaca que se rompió la primera vez que la usé.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Manuel tried to swindle the association out of $100,000 by presenting forged receipts.Manuel trató de quitarle $100,000 a la asociación mediante una estafa con recibos falsificados.
The bank swindled hundreds of customers out of their savings.El banco estafó a cientos de clientes y se quedó con sus ahorros.
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swindle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la timo m, estafa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. timar, estafar
to swindle somebody out of somethingestafarle algo a alguien
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swindle [ˈswɪndl]
noun
estafa (f); timo (m)
it's a swindle! ¡nos han estafado or timado!
transitive verb
estafar; timar
to swindle sb out of sth estafar algo a algn; quitar algo a algn estafándolo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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