HyperDic: bilk

English > 4 senses of the word bilk:
VERBsocialbilkcheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
socialbilk, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, bafflehinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
possessionbilkevade payment to
motionbilk, elude, evadeescape, either physically or mentally
bilk > pronunciation
Soundsbih'lk
Rhymesbuttermilk ... silk: 5 rhymes with ihlk...
English > bilk: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcheat somebody out of what is due, especially money.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody of something
ModelThey bilk him of all his money
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
English > bilk: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninghinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle
NarrowerdashDestroy or break
disappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
ruinDestroy or cause to fail
short-circuithamper the progress of
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishcontrariar, defraudar, desbaratar, estafar, estropear, frustrar
Catalandefraudar, desbaratar, estafar, frustrar, trastornar
English > bilk: 4 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningEvade payment to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He bilked his creditors"
BroaderdepriveKeep from having, keeping, or obtaining
Spanishdefraudar, estafar
Catalandefraudar, estafar
English > bilk: 4 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningescape, either physically or mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymselude, evade
Broaderescape, get away, break looserun away from confinement
Spanisheludir, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, evadir, evitar

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