If you refer to a person as a shark, you disapprove of them because they trick people out of their money by giving bad advice about buying, selling, or investments.【熟词生义】
Beware the sharks when you are making up your mind how to invest.
loan shark 放高利贷者【If you describe someone as a loan shark, you disapprove of them because they lend money to people and charge them very high rates of interest on the loan.】
We talked to a loan shark that Leo borrowed money from.
an old word meaning ‘to cheat or trick someone’【熟词生义】
British workers had been gulled into inflicting poverty and deprivation upon themselves.
作为“欺骗”的这个意思，它通常的搭配是“be gulled into doing sth ”
If someone swindles a person or an organization, they deceive them in order to get something valuable from them, especially money.
①A City businessman swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
②An oil executive swindled £50,000 out of his firm.
一名石油公司主管从其公司骗取了 5 万英镑。
A hoax is a trick in which someone tells people a lie, for example that there is a bomb somewhere when there is not, or that a picture is genuine when it is not.
①I can see through whatever hoax he chooses to stage.
②The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax.
If you coax someone into doing something, you gently try to persuade them to do it, especially by some malicious intention.
The government coaxed them to give up their strike by promising them temporary residence permits.
If you sucker a person into doing something, you deceive them, usually so that they do something that is against their own interests.
①If you tell those folks the truth, they won't vote for you. But if you sucker them, they'll vote for you twice over.
②It is becoming harder for the authorities to sucker healthy banks into taking over smaller ones.
“sucker”在这里虽然是以名词词缀结尾，但是它是在这里是作为动词，常见搭配是“sucker sb into doing sth.”除此之外，sucker作为名词也可以表示“容易上当受骗的人”
If someone beguiles you into doing something, they trick you into doing it.
①He used his newspapers to beguile the readers into buying shares in his company.
②He beguiled me into signing this contract.
从以上两个例句可以看出，“beguile”的搭配通常是“beguile sb into doing sth ”.
除此之外，“beguile”还可以表示“迷住，吸引 ”【If something beguiles you, you are charmed and attracted by it.】
I was beguiled by the romance and exotic atmosphere of the souks in Marrakech.
①A dupe is someone who is tricked by someone else.
②If a person dupes you, they trick you into doing something or into believing something which is not true.
①Gullible shoppers are easily duped by unscrupulous advertisers.
注：gullible: too ready to believe what other people tell you, so that you are easily tricked
②He was duped into telling them everything.
To bilk someone out of something, especially money, means to cheat them out of it.
They are charged with bilking investors out of millions of dollars.
我们之前在《只听好歌不听话 | evermore: This pain wouldn't be for evermore.》也讲过这个单词，有兴趣的小伙伴可以看看~
If someone you trust double-crosses you, they do something which harms you instead of doing something they had promised to do.
①Don't try and double-cross me, Taylor, because I'll kill you.
②They were frightened of being double-crossed .
If you describe someone as a skinner, it means they cheat you.
①It's not technically a crime to scam a scammer !
②This is a scammer who pretends to be a buyer from United States! His purpose is to steal your email account!
A fraud is something or someone that deceives people in a way that is illegal or dishonest.
①Unfortunately the portraits were frauds .
②Tax frauds are dealt with by the Inland Revenue.
①Her uncle cozened her out of her inheritance.
②A clever lawyer can cozen the prisoner into an admission of guilt.
v. 欺骗, 哄骗, 欺瞒; 使用欺骗诡诈手段
To get something by cheating people or behaving in an unfair way.
①Figures in science are believed to have used the finagle factor.
②All this is important because the finagle factor is still at work.
If someone defrauds you, they take something away from you or stop you from getting what belongs to you by means of tricks and lies.
He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the government.
A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal.
①The man is a crook and a liar.
②Donaldson was a petty crook with a string of previous offences.
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