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I read it on the following sentence:

... to scam people out of their cash.

I didn't find any entries on "scam out of" as a phrasal verb in online dictionaries.

Should I interpret "scam" and "out of" as separate constructions here?

Like "to scam" people until they run "out of their cash"?

Thanks!

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I would interpret "out of" as its own thing, since it's used with other verbs, all with similar meanings:

"Out of" even has its own definition in Merriam-Webster:

used as a function word to indicate exclusion from or deprivation of

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