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Spanish Word of the Day: Estafar

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Estafar

Actividades delictivas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/11/2012
Word: Estafar
(es-ta-FAR) Verbo transitivo
English: To cheat
Etymology: Del italiano staffare, sacar el pie del estribo.
Meaning: 1. tr. Pedir o sacar dinero o cosas de valor con artificios y engaños, y con ánimo de no pagar.2. tr. Der. Cometer alguno de los delitos que se caracterizan por el lucro como fin y el engaño o abuso de confianza como medio.
Topic:Actividades delictivas
Example:

“Estoy seguro de no haber estafado al nativo cuando le di la Palabra del Señor a trueque de su libro diabólico.” Jorge Luis Borges, “El libro de arena”

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