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Verb: nobble  nó-bul
Usage: Brit
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He nobbled me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko
     
  2. Make off with belongings of others
    - pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch [Brit], abstract, snarf [N. Amer], swipe, hook, sneak, filch [informal], lift, whip [Brit], nick [Brit, informal], snatch
     
  3. (crime) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    "The industrialist's son was nobbled";
    - kidnap, abduct, snatch
     
  4. Disable by drugging
    "nobble the race horses"
     
  5. Speak to someone
    - address, accost, come up to, buttonhole

Sounds like: kno

Derived forms: nobbling, nobbled, nobbles

Type of: cheat, chisel, come, come up, disable, disenable, incapacitate, rip off, seize, steal

Encyclopedia: Nobble