HyperDic: nobble

English > 4 senses of the word nobble:
VERBsocialnobble, victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, condeprive of by deceit
possessionnobble, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, liftmake off with belongings of others
contactnobble, kidnap, abduct, snatchtake away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
changenobbledisable by drugging
English > nobble: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeprive of by deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
ModelThey nobble him of all his money
Synonymsvictimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
Narrowershort-change, shortcheat someone by not returning him enough money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Spanishdar gato por liebre, defraudar, embaucar, engañar, estafar, petardear, timar, victimizar
Catalandefraudar, entabanar, estafar
English > nobble: 4 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningMake off with belongings of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey nobble the goods
Synonymspilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, lift
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishafanar, atrapar, birlar, enganchar, guindar, hurtar, mangar, quitar, robar
Catalanfurtar, pispar, robar
English > nobble: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningtake away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymskidnap, abduct, snatch
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Narrowershanghai, impressTake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
BroaderseizeTake or capture by force
Spanishabducir, coger, pescar, raptar, secuestrar
Catalanagafar, prendre, raptar, segrestar
English > nobble: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningdisable by drugging.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"nobble the race horses"
Broaderdisable, disenable, incapacitatemake unable to perform a certain action
Spanishdrogar
Catalandrogar

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