cheat at

cheat at (something)

To act deceptively or unfairly while completing a task or participating in a competition. My little brother cheats at every board game, so it's not much fun to play with him.
See also: cheat

cheat at something

to use deception while competing [against someone]. They say she cheats at cards. The mob is likely to cheat at getting the contracts.
See also: cheat
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Students not asked to sign cheated the standard amount, but those who signed did not cheat at all.
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Next, students choose how often to cheat at the "intensive" margin.
Age does not impact the decision to cheat, only how much, while enrollment as a graduate student reduces the likelihood a student decides to cheat at least once.
Furthermore, the frequency of cheating in universities has been found to be substantially related to the propensity to cheat at work (Lawson, 2004).
The fact that he has pleaded guilty to theft and cheat at the roulette table is unusual as these offences are difficult to prove to the standards required for criminal court.
Whose first and most recent cookbook were both called How To Cheat At Cooking?
Not only were faculty beliefs about the frequency of student cheating at their own institution lower than they should have been (on average faculty believed that 30%-40% of students cheat at least once during their academic career), but 60% of faculty believed that this percentage represented the amount of cheating in higher education at large.
A person commits an offence if he a) cheats at gambling, or b) does anything for the purpose of enabling or assisting another person to cheat at gambling.
A review of some of that literature provides no theory and little direct empirical evidence to support the conclusion that students majoring in economics cheat at a rate different from other students.
Students are using mobile phones to cheat at exams.
Where other books cover IT project basics, How To Cheat At It Project Management goes a step further in showing project managers how to make sure an IT project is in line with company strategic objectives, and which will deliver the best results.
Crib notes, paper mills, cell phones, copying and pasting from the Internet, hand signals during exams, copying homework-the ways in which students engage in academically dishonest behaviors are numerous, and research suggests that most students cheat at some point in their college careers.
New Survey from PopCap Games Reveals Nearly 50% of People Who Cheat at Social Video Games Also Cheat in Real Life - On Everything from Their Taxes to Their Spouses
The specific items read: "Many of my friends cheat at college" and "Most students cheat at MSU.