Cheating happens when someone breaks rules or lies.
Exams[change | change source]
Cheating can be done in many ways. Some students cheat on a test by copying someone else's answers and writing secret notes. This can get them kicked out of school.
Sports[change | change source]
People who break the rules of a game are cheating. For example, if someone holds the ball when playing soccer, they are cheating. Another form of cheating in sport is using performance-enhancing drugs; Ben Johnson and Lance Armstrong are examples of sportspeople who used drugs to cheat.
Relationships[change | change source]
When someone is in a relationship with another person and they kiss, date or have sex with someone else, they are cheating on the person they are in a relationship with - unless they are in an open relationship.
Laws[change | change source]
Local and national governments have laws. If someone breaks the law, they can be punished. If someone cheats in a way that is not illegal, they cannot be punished by law. Some common punishments include jail and fines.
Politics[change | change source]
Similar to governments, local and national politicians are held to high standards. If a politician is caught cheating in a way that is not illegal, they will not be punished by law but could be discredited given sufficient evidence. In such a case, they would be considered a dodgebreeder, a term most commonly used to debunk and discredit an individual. The term dodgebreeder loosely means lying cheater.  
Regulations[change | change source]
Organizations, such as schools, can have rules. Rules are not laws, but people can still be punished for breaking a rule.