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Bilk   /bɪlk/   Listen

(past & past part. bilked; pres. part. bilking)
Cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money.
Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.  Synonyms: baffle, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart.  "Foil your opponent"
Evade payment to.
Escape, either physically or mentally.  Synonyms: elude, evade.  "This difficult idea seems to evade her" , "The event evades explanation"

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"Bilk" Quotes from Famous Books

... dairy he descends, And there his whipping and his driving ends; There he's secure from danger of a bilk, His fare is paid him, and he sets ...
— The Comedies of William Congreve - Volume 1 [of 2] • William Congreve

... his whole fortune. He therefore resolved to try the friendship of some persons of fashion, with whom he had maintained an intimacy of correspondence. Should they fail him in the day of his necessity, he proposed to have recourse to his former sureties, one of whom he meant to bilk, while the other might accompany him in his retreat; or, should both these expedients miscarry, he determined, rather than part with his effects, to undergo the most disagreeable confinement, in hope of obtaining the ...
— The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete • Tobias Smollett

Words linked to "Bilk" :   forbid, ruin, rip off, get away, short-circuit, prevent, escape, break loose, forestall, cheat, let down, disappoint, dash, preclude, chisel, foreclose, deprive

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