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bilk

verb

1 bilk

Cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

2 bilk

Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.

synonyms: baffle, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart.

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Roget 509: be disappointed; look blank, look blue; look aghast, stand aghast etc. (wonder) 870; find to one's cost; laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth; find one a false prophet.    not realize one's hope, not realize one's expectation.    ... show more

Dutch: afweren, dwarsbomen, frustreren, torpederen

3 bilk

Evade payment to.

4 bilk

Escape, either physically or mentally.

synonyms: elude, evade.


Moby thesaurus: avoid, baffle, balk, beat, beguile of, bunco, burn, cast down, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, circumvent, cog, cog the dice, con, cozen, crib, cross, dash ... show more.

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