to defraud; cheat:
He bilked the government of almost a million dollars.
to evade payment of (a debt).
a career bilked by poor health.
to escape from; elude:
to bilk one’s pursuers.
a cheat; swindler.
a trick; fraud; deceit.
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to balk; thwart
(often foll by of) to cheat or deceive, esp to avoid making payment to
to escape from; elude
(cribbage) to play a card that hinders (one’s opponent) from scoring in his or her crib
a swindle or cheat
a person who swindles or cheats
a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied: He paid the hotel bill when he checked out. a piece of paper money worth a specified amount: a ten-dollar bill. Government. a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law. bill of […]
(Charles) Grant (Blairfindie) [blair-fin-dee] /blɛərˈfɪn di/ (Show IPA), (“Cecil Power”; “J. Arbuthnot Wilson”) 1848–99, British philosophical writer and novelist. Ethan, 1738–89, American soldier in the Revolutionary War: leader of the “Green Mountain Boys” of Vermont. Fred (John Florence Sullivan) 1894–1956, U.S. comedian. Frederick Lewis, 1890–1954, U.S. historian and editor. Gracie (Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen) […]
- William archer
William, 1856–1924, Scottish playwright, drama critic, and translator. a male given name. Historical Examples Henrik Ibsen Edmund Gosse The American Language Henry L. Mencken Iconoclasts James Huneker Early Plays Henrik Ibsen The Rector of St. Mark’s Mary J. Holmes The Life of Francis Thompson Everard Meynell My Lady Nicotine J. M. Barrie The Puzzle of […]
- Bill arp
Bill, pen name of Smith, Charles Henry. Hans [hahns] /hɑns/ (Show IPA), or Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1888?–1966, French painter and sculptor. Adam, 1723–90, Scottish economist. Alfred E(manuel) 1873–1944, U.S. political leader. Bessie, 1894?–1937, U.S. singer. Charles Henry (“Bill Arp”) 1826–1903, U.S. humorist. David, 1906–65, U.S. sculptor. Edmond Kirby [kur-bee] /ˈkɜr bi/ (Show IPA), […]