Translation of cheat in Spanish:


estafar, v.

Pronunciation /tʃit//tʃiːt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    to cheat sb (out) of sth
    • they were cheated (out) of their land los estafaron / engañaron / timaron quitándoles las tierras
    • I cheated on his trust and took advantage of his stoical nature.
    • And as long as the financial rewards for success are so lucrative there will always be an incentive to cheat in order to gain any advantage.
    • But mostly, it is an attempt to cheat and gain effects by means other than by science.
    • I am aware in New South Wales of many individuals who have been denied practice because they have either cheated on exams, or have committed some act of dishonesty.
    • The athlete cheats and through his dishonesty he wins a gold medal and earns a considerable amount of money.
    • Self-interest is fine, but lying and cheating undermine the capitalism process.
    • He has been painted by the Western press as a drunk, a psychotic, an unreconstructed Stalinist, and a guy who cheats at golf.
    • Ford, playing a low-life hustler who cheats at cards and dice, has a soft, dark, sensuous look, sensitive rather than intelligent.
    • People would think twice about cheating if the penalty were imprisonment or a hefty fine.
    • No matter what the outcome, cheating hurts the cause of school improvement.
    • He says, any way you cut it, I mean anything you ingest in your body that gives you an unfair, competitive edge is cheating.
    • Call it what you like - cheating, gaining an edge, professionalism - the world of football would be far less interesting without this kind of controversy to keep us all engaged.
    • Administrators may be able to overcome many bad decisions but never dishonesty, cheating or lying.
    • Will they lie, cheat and steal to gain political power?
    • It's essentially telling them, either the state is over its head, or it simply is cheating and being dishonest.
    • At present it is a cheat's charter in which those doing the policing are those who gain most from cheating.
    • That is why when cheating occurs, it is often done through the subtle hinting from city or county leaders.
    • Lying, cheating, deception and duplicity only matter when you lose, for the winners rewrite history.
    • When the other side is dishonest, lying, or cheating or when a problem is impossible to resolve, no amount of negotiation will do you any good.
    • So you had these excesses of deception and shenanigans and cheating.
  • 2

    • A miracle baby who cheated death after being born four months early is today a ‘happy and healthy’ boy who has just celebrated his first birthday.
    • A mother and her 13-month old baby cheated death by moments thanks to a dramatic rescue from their burning home in Kendal.
    • A courageous schoolgirl has cheated death, not once but twice.
    • At home, the reward of having cheated death is tempered by new concerns.
    • A man who cheated death in a blaze at his home today praised firefighters to whom he said he ‘owed his life’.
    • A grandfather who cheated death after suffering horrific burns on holiday has been dubbed a ‘walking miracle’.
    • A couple have told how they cheated death when a hurricane struck their hotel during a holiday from hell.
    • A speeding driver who cheated death in a horrific collision has made a desperate plea for Swindon motorists to slow down.
    • Twice in the past two years Burns had cheated death.
    • A climber who cheated death near the summit of Everest vows to return to the world's highest peak to finish the conquest.
    • A motorist who cheated death when his car plunged into icy water has been told to pay a £70 bill for polluting a Yorkshire river.
    • Two men cheated death when they were rescued from freezing floodwaters after their dinghy capsized near Selby.
    • In February last year when construction work had not long been underway, two builders cheated death when a concrete stairwell collapsed beneath them.
    • A family of five cheated death when a blaze ripped through their loft on Thursday night.
    • A terrifying cliff plunge left a group of friends counting their blessings when they cheated death during a drive in Kerry.
    • The 86-year-old had already cheated death several times.
    • A second Sutton family also cheated death in the natural disaster.
    • But a Yorkshire honeymoon couple yesterday told how they cheated death - because they were too tired to go out after spending the day sightseeing.
    • A family of five today told how they cheated death when a gas blast ripped through their York home on Christmas Day.
    • Nothing makes you feel more alive than thinking you've just cheated death.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (act deceitfully)
    hacer trampas
    to cheat at cards hacer trampa(s) jugando a las cartas
    • to cheat on / (British) in an exam hacer trampa / copiar(se) (en un examen)
    • he cheated on his income tax hizo trampas en la declaración de la renta
  • 2

    (be unfaithful)
    to cheat on sb engañar a algn
    • He decided to speed up the breakup by cheating on me.
    • The most horrible part of it was, she was cheating on me and we were living together.
    • I had broken up with him about a year before that because he had been cheating on me for nearly a year.
    • Last year I discovered that my wife of more than a dozen years had been cheating on me with two different men: one for more than five years, the other for a little over a year.
    • The bottom line is that on some level, I feel like I'm cheating on my husband, but obviously, there's nothing sexual between my friend and me.
    • Next week, Shandi cheats on her boyfriend again, this time with an Italian dude, and then there is more yelling and crying on the phone with said cheated-on boyfriend.
    • Well, I found out his girlfriend's e-mail address, and under a false name I told her that her boyfriend had been cheating on her with me and a bunch of other girls.
    • He'd been cheating on me with some girl from the Internet as a way of avoiding the fact that we weren't getting along as well as we used to.
    • Of course, one of the women was also cheating on her lover with a man, which so infuriated her lover that it resulted in one woman killing the other in a jealous rage.
    • I don't think I can resist cheating on my boyfriend.
    • I loved my husband very much, and I feel I would be cheating on him or tarnishing his memory for his boys if I started dating this soon.
    • I know my husband is not cheating on me, but I feel as though he wishes he were still running around.
    • He keeps cheating on her and she knows it, but she never leaves him.
    • I didn't cheat on anyone, or date someone else to gain what I wanted.
    • I don't trust my boyfriend, I don't believe a word he says, and I honestly believe he is cheating on me.
    • I asked her if she was seeing someone else, and she denied it at first, but finally admitted to cheating on me.
    • Sometimes I even feel like I'm cheating on Mike by being in love with Ryan.
    • I was going out with this one guy, Alex, and I found out he was cheating on me so I broke up with him over the phone.
    • You were cheating on her up until two months ago?
    • Another guy I know was cheating on his wife, but ultimately broke off the affair and went back to her.


  • 1(US also) cheater /ˈtʃiːtərˈtʃiːtə(r)/

    (swindler) estafador masculine
    (swindler) estafadora feminine
    (at cards) tramposo masculine
    (at cards) tramposa feminine
    (at cards) fulero masculine Spain informal
    (at cards) fulera feminine Spain informal
    (in exam) tramposo masculine
    (in exam) tramposa feminine
    • Now testing is the responsibility of the US Anti-Doping Agency, a no-holds-barred body that hunts drugs cheats relentlessly and ruthlessly.
    • The referee said I was a liar and a cheat, but my foot was injured at that time.
    • A benefits cheat who dishonestly claimed £22,000 while living a life of luxury said today that no amount of money could buy happiness.
    • I do it in love, and charity, and compassion to your soul: I believe it to be a public duty to warn people against cheats, quacks, and impostors.
    • An honest person will have friends who value honesty, and a dishonest one will have cheats as friends.
    • All of the medical expertise should be focused on getting tests that are sharp enough to catch even the most expert of cheats.
    • He is a proven liar, a cheat and a chancer, a man so arrogant that he thought he was above the law.
    • The blood tests which snared three drugs cheats at last month's Winter Olympics could be missing from the anti-doping programme throughout Britain this year, including the Commonwealth Games.
    • However, if it leads to increased revenue to be spent on road improvements, motorists can only benefit in the end - and honest motorists will have the satisfaction of knowing they are no longer subsidising as many cheats.
    • They are all cheats, people say, all swindlers.
    • Housing benefit cheats on the Yorkshire coast face being pursued by debt collectors and the courts in a new purge on fraud which has already reduced the money owed to hard-pressed local chargepayers by nearly two-thirds.
    • The courteous, honest, plain dealing man in the market will always endure over the cheat and rogue or fraudster.
    • With time, he becomes more and more impressed with the young woman - at the same time he discovers her artist husband is a liar and a cheat.
    • The man who closed the net on drug cheats at the Olympics warns that even tougher action to clean up sport is still to come
    • Last year the district council prosecuted three benefit cheats, resulting in a total award of £9,000, with a further £7,000 in administrative penalties.
    • These people are cheats, fraudsters, charlatans and hoaxers.
    • Athletes who abide by the rules are up against cheats with a distinct advantage.
    • Chrissie paints a picture of Den as a liar and a cheat.
    • He's a liar and a cheat, and merely being ‘quite reluctant’ to rely on him is far too weak a response.
    • As the trial unfolded, the press split between those who thought her a liar and a cheat, but believed the jury would acquit, and the loyalists.
  • 2

    (trick, fraud)
    trampa feminine
    estafa feminine
    • And if the climactic surprise feels like a magician's cheat, at least we've been hoodwinked by a master.
    • Some casinos subscribe to the agency, which protects casinos from cheats and scams.
    • The label could be a fake, a counterfeit, a cheat.
    • It's a bit of a cheat pretending that a town with a population of eleven thousand is a village, but in comparison to neighbouring Watford the place is positively rural.
    • Of course we all want to be able to detect the lie, the cheat, the swindle, the manipulation.
    • The number of fare cheats has now been reduced to about 1,500 a day.
    • Corny story cheats become believable, and meaningful, because the whole story works this way.
    • Has it been proved to you that there was a cheat on the Revenue, a conspiracy?
    • Only at the end, when the director employs a cheat to offer one final plot twist, do things start to unravel.
    • It is a sales gimmick, a cheat, a swindle, a scam.
    • The film has three slackers riding their way through college on scams, cheats and underhanded stunts.