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bilk

bilk

 
 
pronunciation:
bIlk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bilked, bilking, bilks
definition 1: to defraud or swindle, esp. by avoiding due or promised payment.
He had bilked his creditors for some time, but now they were beginning to take action against him.
synonyms:
burn, cheat, con, cozen, deceive, defraud, fleece, gull, gyp, rook, swindle, trick, victimize
similar words:
bamboozle, diddle, dope, exploit, gaff, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, milk, mulct, rip off, skin
definition 2: to frustrate or thwart.
Her hopes were bilked by misfortune.
synonyms:
balk, frustrate, hinder, thwart
similar words:
cross, defeat, foil, impede, obstruct, oppose
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who cheats or swindles.
synonyms:
cheat, con man, confidence man, flimflammer, fraud, shark, swindler
similar words:
bandit, crook, sharper, sharpie, trickster
derivation: bilker (n.)