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Verb: bilk  bilk
  1. [informal] Cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  2. [informal] Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    "bilk your opponent";
    - thwart, queer [informal], spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, scupper [informal]
  3. [archaic] Evade payment to
    "He bilked his creditors"
  4. [archaic] Escape, either physically or mentally
    "The thief bilked the police";
    - elude, evade

Derived forms: bilking, bilks, bilked

Type of: break loose, cheat, chisel [informal], deprive, escape, forbid, foreclose, forestall, get away, preclude, prevent, rip off [informal]

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