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Bilk   /bɪlk/   Listen
Bilk

verb
(past & past part. bilked; pres. part. bilking)
1.
Cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money.
2.
Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.  Synonyms: baffle, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart.  "Foil your opponent"
3.
Evade payment to.
4.
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



... be afraid about that," he said with a laugh. "I am not going to bilk you. Provided you play fair by me, I will guarantee to do the same by you. With the advantages I at present enjoy, I am naturally most anxious to know that I can move about Europe unmolested. Besides, you can have me watched, and so make sure of me. There is that beautiful myrmidon of ...
— My Strangest Case • Guy Boothby

... as a friend, You shall bilk him once and twice; But he'll trap you in the end, And he'll stick you ...
— Poems by William Ernest Henley • William Ernest Henley

... Summer is gone, and so is the Sun, And farming is nought but a bilk. When our Butter is Dutch, and our Cheese is Yank, Why, why should they leave ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. Sep. 12, 1891 • Various



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



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