cheat on someone

cheat on someone
to commit adultery; to be unfaithful to one's spouse or lover. •

“Have you been cheating on me?” cried Mrs. Franklin.

He was caught cheating on his wife.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To be unfaithful (to one's wife or husband, or to one's sweetheart or fiancee). * /It is rumored that Joe cheats on his wife./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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