scam

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskæm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skæm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skam)


Inflections of 'scam' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
scams
v 3rd person singular
scamming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
scammed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
scammed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

scam

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a real estate, an investment, an insurance, a credit card, an online, a phishing] scam
  2. found guilty of a [real estate] scam
  3. the [feds, FBI, police] busted a [real estate] scam
  4. [a clever, an ingenious, a convincing] scam
  5. a scam to [get, make, sell, obtain, avoid, defraud]
  6. lost their [money, savings] in the scam
  7. [patients, investors, businesses] fell for the scam
  8. this [policy, product] is a scam!
  9. devised a scam to [pose, pass off] as an [officer, agent]
v
  1. scamming [everyone, tourists, customers, pensioners, innocent victims]
  2. scammed [people, tourists] into [buying, paying out, accepting]
  3. scammed [people] out of [their money, their savings, $1 million]
  4. scam [people] with [fake jewelry, counterfeit money, illegal schemes]
  5. scam and [cheat, trick]
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