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Bilk Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bilk v
  1. cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [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 evade her"; "The event evades explanation" [syn: elude, evade]
Bilk Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Bilk Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.

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