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Meaning of BILK

Pronunciation:  bilk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
  2. [v]  evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors"
  3. [v]  hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
  4. [v]  cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

BILK is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: baffle, cross, elude, evade, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart
 See Also: beat, break loose, cheat, chisel, dash, deprive, disappoint, double cross, escape, forbid, foreclose, forestall, get away, let down, preclude, prevent, rip off, ruin, short-circuit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bilk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bilked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bilking}.] [Origin unknown. Cf. {Balk}.]
    To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by
    nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give
    the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor. --Thackeray.
  2. \Bilk\, n.
    1. A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his
       score; a balk.
    2. A cheat; a trick; a hoax. --Hudibras.
    3. Nonsense; vain words. --B. Jonson.
    4. A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky
       person. --Marryat.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, defeat, defeat expectation, defraud, diddle, disappoint, disillusion, dissatisfy, do, do in, do out of, dodge, double, duck, elude, eschew, euchre, evade, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, foil, frustrate, fudge, gouge, gull, gyp, have, hocus, hocus-pocus, let down, mulct, overreach, pack the deal, pigeon, practice fraud upon, rook, ruin, scam, screw, sell gold bricks, shake, shave, shortchange, shun, shy, stack the cards, stick, sting, swindle, take a dive, tantalize, tease, thimblerig, throw a fight, thwart, victimize