defraud-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: victimize, swindle

A dozen people have been indicted in a mortgage-loan scam that defrauded lenders out of $8 million.
Farmers had whipped him, or clothed him badly, or defrauded him of his wages.
The other defendants defrauded the program by seeking and obtaining payments for illegal goods.

VerbNet: cheat-10.6
FrameNet: Manipulate_into_doing
PropBank: defraud.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1