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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bilk  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bilk  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bilk 
  v  1:  cheat  somebody  out  of  what  is  due,  especially  money 
  2:  to  hinder  or  prevent  (the  efforts,  plans,  or  desires)  of: 
  "What  ultimately  frustrated  every  challenger  was  Ruth's 
  amazing  September  surge."  [syn:  {thwart},  {queer},  {spoil}, 
  {scotch},  {foil},  {cross},  {frustrate},  {baffle}] 
  3:  evade  payment  to  "He  bilked  his  creditors" 
  4:  escape,  either  physically  or  mentally;  "The  thief  eluded  the 
  police";  "This  difficult  idea  seems  to  elude  me"  [syn:  {elude}, 
  {evade}] 




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