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nob·ble

 (nŏb′əl)
tr.v. nob·bled, nob·bling, nob·bles Chiefly British
1. To disable (a racehorse), especially by drugging.
2. To win (a person) over.
3. To outdo or get the better of by devious means.
4. To filch or steal.
5. To kidnap.

[Origin unknown.]

nob′bler n.
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nobble

(ˈnɒbəl)
vb (tr)
1. (Horse Racing) to disable (a racehorse), esp with drugs
2. to win over or outwit (a person) by underhand means
3. to suborn (a person, esp a juror) by threats, bribery, etc
4. to steal; filch
5. to get hold of; grab
6. to kidnap
[C19: back formation from nobbler, from false division of an hobbler (one who hobbles horses) as a nobbler]
ˈnobbler n
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nob•ble

(ˈnɒb əl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. Brit. to disable (a race horse), as with drugs.
2. Brit. Slang.
a. to convince (a person) by lies.
b. to swindle.
[1840–50; back formation from nobbler, alter. of hobbler (dial. phrase an 'obbler being taken as a nobbler)]
nob′bler, n.
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nobble


Past participle: nobbled
Gerund: nobbling

Imperative
nobble
nobble
Present
I nobble
you nobble
he/she/it nobbles
we nobble
you nobble
they nobble
Preterite
I nobbled
you nobbled
he/she/it nobbled
we nobbled
you nobbled
they nobbled
Present Continuous
I am nobbling
you are nobbling
he/she/it is nobbling
we are nobbling
you are nobbling
they are nobbling
Present Perfect
I have nobbled
you have nobbled
he/she/it has nobbled
we have nobbled
you have nobbled
they have nobbled
Past Continuous
I was nobbling
you were nobbling
he/she/it was nobbling
we were nobbling
you were nobbling
they were nobbling
Past Perfect
I had nobbled
you had nobbled
he/she/it had nobbled
we had nobbled
you had nobbled
they had nobbled
Future
I will nobble
you will nobble
he/she/it will nobble
we will nobble
you will nobble
they will nobble
Future Perfect
I will have nobbled
you will have nobbled
he/she/it will have nobbled
we will have nobbled
you will have nobbled
they will have nobbled
Future Continuous
I will be nobbling
you will be nobbling
he/she/it will be nobbling
we will be nobbling
you will be nobbling
they will be nobbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nobbling
you have been nobbling
he/she/it has been nobbling
we have been nobbling
you have been nobbling
they have been nobbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nobbling
you will have been nobbling
he/she/it will have been nobbling
we will have been nobbling
you will have been nobbling
they will have been nobbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nobbling
you had been nobbling
he/she/it had been nobbling
we had been nobbling
you had been nobbling
they had been nobbling
Conditional
I would nobble
you would nobble
he/she/it would nobble
we would nobble
you would nobble
they would nobble
Past Conditional
I would have nobbled
you would have nobbled
he/she/it would have nobbled
we would have nobbled
you would have nobbled
they would have nobbled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nobble - deprive of by deceitnobble - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough 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.nobble - make off with belongings of othersnobble - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
3.nobble - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransomnobble - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
shanghai, impress - take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
4.nobble - disable by drugging; "nobble the race horses"
disable, disenable, incapacitate - make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
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nobble

verb
1. (Brit. slang) influence, square, win over, pay off (informal), corrupt, intimidate, bribe, get at, buy off, suborn, grease the palm or hand of (slang) The trial was stopped after allegations of attempts to nobble the jury.
2. (Brit. slang) disable, handicap, weaken, incapacitate the drug used to nobble two horses at Doncaster last week
3. thwart, check, defeat, frustrate, snooker, foil, baffle, balk, prevent Their plans were nobbled by jealous rivals.
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Translations

nobble

[ˈnɒbl] (Brit) VT
1. [+ person] (= waylay) → pescar; (= bribe) → sobornar, comprar
2. (= drug) [+ horse] → drogar
3. (= arrest) → agarrar, pescar
4. (= steal) → birlar, afanar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

nobble

[ˈnɒbəl] vt
[+ horse, dog] → droguer (pour l'empêcher de gagner)
(British) (= bribe) [+ person] → soudoyer, acheter
(British) [+ person] (to speak to)mettre le grappin surNobel prize [Nəʊˌbɛlˈpraɪz] nprix m Nobel
the Nobel Prize for literature → le prix Nobel de littérature
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nobble

vt (Brit inf)
horse, doglahm legen (inf)
(= catch)sich (dat)schnappen (inf)
(= obtain dishonestly) votes etcsich (dat)kaufen; moneyeinsacken (inf)
jury, witnessbestechen
(= thwart) plandurchkreuzen
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nobble

[ˈnɒbl] vt (Brit) (fam)
a. (bribe, person) → comprare, corrompere
b. (catch, thief) → beccare; (person to speak to) → bloccare, beccare
c. (Racing) impedire illegalmente a un cane/cavallo di partecipare a una gara
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References in classic literature ?
I was sitting on deck with some of the fellows who were going into the American ambulance service with me, my Airedale, Crown Prince Nobbler, asleep at my feet, when the first blast of the whistle shattered the peace and security of the ship.
Nobbler came and lay down on the thwart beside me, his back against my leg, and I sat staring in dumb misery at the girl, knowing in my heart of hearts that she might die before morning came, for what with the shock and exposure, she had already gone through enough to kill almost any woman.
Cwmbran Angling Nobblers member Neil Morgan has qualified for the Larford Classic Final after catching 105lb of carp and finishing third in this month's qualifying match at Worcestershire's Larford Fishery.
In 1950, having been attacked by nobblers in his box two days before, he would have finished second had a blunder at the final flight not knocked him back to fourth place; and in 1951 he was still just in front but tiring when he fell at the last.
CHELTENHAM'S top brass last night condemned as "distasteful" a sick internet game that invites would-be nobblers to prevent Kauto Star from winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup - by shooting him in the neck with a dart, writes David Yates.
The conditions called for traditional early spring tactics, with lures such as boobies and dog nobblers fished on fast-sinking lines doing the damage.
Hoppers and Damsels effective in better conditions, Dog Nobblers the most successful lure pattern.
WHITE Springs hosted the second round of the South Wales Summer League and the five man Milo team won the day with 10 penalty points followed by Frenzee with 12 and Cwmbran Angling Nobblers with 14.
Nonsensical phrases take a life of their own including the local events announcements, including - ``There'll be finger bogling and massed goat pandering at the Royal Nobblers Institute'' and ``An exhibition of gnome clenching in the corset department of Sparkshaw and Towser''.
HOME Secretary David Blunkett today waged war on Liverpool jury nobblers.
The feebleness of the Jockey Club's control over racing in the early 19th century meant that the sport was full of fraudsters, nobblers, welshers and villains of every kind, and Bentinck determined to redeem its reputation.
We need to find the nobblers and it is believed that the arrest of a sixth man in the case is imminent.