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bilk

bilk

 
 
pronunciation:
bIlk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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.The swindlers made away with the customers' gold jewelry and bilked them of the cash that should have been theirs.
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.)