Examples of nobble in a Sentence
We found out later that the horse had been nobbled, which explained its poor performance.
She was trying to nobble the jury.
Origin and Etymology of nobble
First Known Use: 1847See Words from the same year
Synonymsbeat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, fleece [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimize
Related Wordsextort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk
Near Antonymsdischarge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhand
NOBBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nobble for English Language Learners
: to give a drug to (a horse) to keep it from winning a race
: to cause or force (someone) to do something that you want by offering money, making threats, etc.
: to succeed in getting or catching (something or someone)
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