cheating Definition

  • 1the act of behaving dishonestly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination
  • 2the act of being unfaithful to a spouse or partner

Using cheating: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cheating" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was caught cheating on the exam.

  • Example

    She accused him of cheating on her with his coworker.

  • Example

    Cheating in sports is considered unethical and can lead to disqualification.

  • Example

    The company was fined for cheating customers by selling faulty products.

cheating Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with cheating

  • a piece of paper containing information that helps someone to cheat on a test or exam


    He was caught with a cheat sheet during the final exam.

  • to be unfaithful to one's romantic partner


    She found out that he had been cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend.

  • to narrowly escape death or survive a dangerous situation


    He cheated death when he survived a plane crash.


Summary: cheating in Brief

Cheating [ˈtʃiːtɪŋ] refers to dishonest behavior in order to gain an advantage, such as cheating on an exam or cheating customers. It can also refer to being unfaithful to a romantic partner. Phrases include 'cheat sheet,' 'cheat on someone,' and 'cheat death.'

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