We found out later that the horse had been nobbled, which explained its poor performance.
She was trying to nobble the jury.
Recent Examples on the WebPoland’s ruling party has tried to nobble the courts and the civil service.
The Economist, 31 Oct. 2019 Lacking a supermajority to amend the constitution, PiS did the next best thing and nobbled the constitutional tribunal.
The Economist, 21 Apr. 2018 In Hungary, having nobbled the courts, media and public prosecutor, Viktor Orban is squeezing civil society and using state (and EU) funds to nurture oligarchs.
The Economist, 19 Apr. 2018
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