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Verb: nobble  nó-bul
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He nobbled me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer, informal], diddle [informal], bunco [N. Amer, informal], defraud, scam [informal], mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer, informal], short-change, con [informal], victimise [Brit], grift [N. Amer, informal], ream [N. Amer, informal], bunko [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Take by theft
    - hook [informal], snitch [informal], thieve, cop [informal], knock off [informal], glom [N. Amer, informal], pilfer, cabbage [informal], purloin, pinch [Brit, informal], abstract, snarf [N. Amer, informal], swipe [informal], sneak [informal], filch [informal], lift, whip [Brit, informal], nick [Brit, informal], snatch [informal], blag [Brit, informal]
  3. Disable by drugging
    "nobble the race horses"
  4. Get someone's attention in order to speak them, esp. against their will or to influence them
    - accost, buttonhole [informal]
  5. Influence by intimidation or corrupt means
    "the jury was nobbled"
  6. 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

Sounds like: kno

Derived forms: nobbling, nobbles, nobbled

Type of: cheat, chisel [informal], come, come up, disable, disenable, incapacitate, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], seize, steal

Encyclopedia: Nobble