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mulct

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mulct

  1. a sum of money to be paid as a punishment <the loan shark usually imposed a mulct of an additional 20% on overdue payments> Synonyms damages, forfeit, forfeiture, fine, penaltyRelated Words reparations; assessment, award, compensation; indemnity




mulct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mulct

  1. to rob by the use of trickery or threats <trying to mulct the insurance company for an accident that never happened> Synonyms beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, fleece, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeRelated Words extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk




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