Definitions for: Bilk

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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