bilk


1bilk

transitive verb \ˈbilk\

: to cheat or trick (a person or organization) especially by taking money

Full Definition of BILK

1
:  to block the free development of :  frustrate <fate bilks their hopes>
2
a :  to cheat out of something valuable :  defraud
b :  to evade payment of or to <bilks his creditors>
3
:  to slip away from <bilked her pursuers>
bilk·er noun

Examples of BILK

  1. <an investigation revealed that the garage had been bilking motorists for repairs that had never been made>

Origin of BILK

perhaps alteration of 2balk
First Known Use: 1647

Rhymes with BILK

2bilk

noun

Definition of BILK

:  an untrustworthy tricky individual :  cheat

Examples of BILK

  1. <people who lost money in the scheme discovered that the investment company was a fake and the owner just a bilk>

First Known Use of BILK

1790

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