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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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)]
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Past participle: nobbled
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|Verb||1.||nobble - 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"|
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize
|2.||nobble - 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 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"
|4.||nobble - disable by drugging; "nobble the race horses"|
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
nobble[ˈnɒbl] (Brit) VT
2. (= drug) [+ horse] → drogar
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
[+ horse, dog] → droguer (pour l'empêcher de gagner)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
nobble[ˈnɒbl] vt (Brit) (fam)
c. (Racing) impedire illegalmente a un cane/cavallo di partecipare a una gara
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995