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bilk

 (bĭlk)
tr.v. bilked, bilk·ing, bilks
1.
a. To defraud, cheat, or swindle: made millions bilking wealthy clients on art sales.
b. To evade payment of: bilk one's debts.
2. To thwart or frustrate: "Fate ... may be to a certain extent bilked" (Thomas Carlyle).
3. To elude.
n.
1. One who cheats.
2. Obsolete A hoax or swindle.

[Perhaps alteration of balk.]

bilk′er n.

bilk

(bɪlk)
vb (tr)
1. to balk; thwart
2. (often foll by of) to cheat or deceive, esp to avoid making payment to
3. to escape from; elude
4. (Card Games) cribbage to play a card that hinders (one's opponent) from scoring in his or her crib
n
5. a swindle or cheat
6. a person who swindles or cheats
[C17: perhaps variant of balk]
ˈbilker n

bilk

(bɪlk)
v.t.
1. to defraud; cheat.
2. to evade payment of or to: to bilk a creditor.
3. to frustrate: a career bilked by poor health.
4. to escape from; elude.
n.
5. a cheat; swindler.
6. a trick; fraud; deceit.
[1625–35; of obscure orig.]
bilk′er, n.

bilk

- A term originally used in cribbage, meaning "spoil one's opponent's score."
See also related terms for spoil.

bilk


Past participle: bilked
Gerund: bilking

Imperative
bilk
bilk
Present
I bilk
you bilk
he/she/it bilks
we bilk
you bilk
they bilk
Preterite
I bilked
you bilked
he/she/it bilked
we bilked
you bilked
they bilked
Present Continuous
I am bilking
you are bilking
he/she/it is bilking
we are bilking
you are bilking
they are bilking
Present Perfect
I have bilked
you have bilked
he/she/it has bilked
we have bilked
you have bilked
they have bilked
Past Continuous
I was bilking
you were bilking
he/she/it was bilking
we were bilking
you were bilking
they were bilking
Past Perfect
I had bilked
you had bilked
he/she/it had bilked
we had bilked
you had bilked
they had bilked
Future
I will bilk
you will bilk
he/she/it will bilk
we will bilk
you will bilk
they will bilk
Future Perfect
I will have bilked
you will have bilked
he/she/it will have bilked
we will have bilked
you will have bilked
they will have bilked
Future Continuous
I will be bilking
you will be bilking
he/she/it will be bilking
we will be bilking
you will be bilking
they will be bilking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bilking
you have been bilking
he/she/it has been bilking
we have been bilking
you have been bilking
they have been bilking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bilking
you will have been bilking
he/she/it will have been bilking
we will have been bilking
you will have been bilking
they will have been bilking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bilking
you had been bilking
he/she/it had been bilking
we had been bilking
you had been bilking
they had been bilking
Conditional
I would bilk
you would bilk
he/she/it would bilk
we would bilk
you would bilk
they would bilk
Past Conditional
I would have bilked
you would have bilked
he/she/it would have bilked
we would have bilked
you would have bilked
they would have bilked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bilk - cheat somebody out of what is due, especially moneybilk - cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.bilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) ofbilk - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
disappoint, let down - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
dash - destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
ruin - destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
3.bilk - evade payment tobilk - evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
4.bilk - escape, either physically or mentallybilk - escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
escape, get away, break loose - run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

bilk

verb cheat, do (slang), skin (slang), fool, con (informal), stiff (slang), sting, mislead, rip off (slang), deceive, fleece, defraud, dupe, stitch up (slang), rook (slang), bamboozle (informal), hoodwink, double-cross (informal), diddle (informal), do the dirty on (Brit. informal), sell a pup to, pull a fast one on (informal), cozen (informal), trick, take in (informal), swindle, take for a ride (informal) trusts that secretly conspired to bilk the public

bilk

verb
To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
noun
Translations

bilk

[bɪlk] VT (US) → estafar, defraudar
to bilk sb out of sthestafar algo a algn

bilk

vt (esp US) creditorprellen (of um); debtnicht bezahlen
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