I verb appropriate fraudulently, bait, bamboozle, befool, beguile, betray, bluff, cheat, chisel, circumvent, cozen, cully, deceive, defraud, delude, dupe, elude, embezzle, ensnare, entangle, evade, exploit, foist upon, fool, fraud, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, inveigle, levant, misapply, misappropriate, misinform, mulct, peculate, purloin, put something across, put something over, shuffle, swindle, take advantage of, take in, trick, use for one's own needs, utilize for profit, victimize II index defraud, dupe, ensnare, peculate, pilfer

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