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  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. 




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