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  Definition of bilk
  1. escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
  2. evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors"
  3. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth''s amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
  4. cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
Similar Words: elude, evade, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle

 

See Also: double cross

 

Hyponyms: disappoint, let down, dash, short-circuit, ruin

 

Derivational Morphology: evasion, slip, elusion, eluding, frustration, defeat, thwarting, foiling, cross, crown of thorns, obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwarter

 

 
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