verb (used with object)
to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle.
to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc.
to punish (a person) by fine, especially for a misdemeanor.
a fine, especially for a misdemeanor.
to cheat or defraud
to fine (a person)
a fine or penalty
late 15c., “to punish by a fine,” from Middle French mulcter “to fine, punish” (15c.), from Latin mulctare, altered (Barnhart calls it “false archaism”) from multare “punish, to fine,” from multa “penalty, fine,” perhaps from Oscan or Samnite [Klein]. Sense of “defraud” is first recorded 1748. Related: Mulcted; mulcting.
[myool] /myul/ noun 1. the sterile offspring of a female horse and a male donkey, valued as a work animal, having strong muscles, a body shaped like a horse, and donkeylike long ears, small feet, and sure-footedness. Compare . 2. any hybrid between the donkey and the horse. 3. Informal. a very stubborn person. 4. […]
noun 1. a low chest with drawers, mounted on a low frame.
noun 1. a deer, Odocoileus hemionus, of western North America, having large ears and a gray coat. noun 1. a W North American deer, Odocoileus hemionus, with long ears and a black-tipped tail
[myool-eerz] /ˈmyulˌɪərz/ noun, plural mule-ears. (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Wyethia, of the western U.S., having large leaves and broad flower heads with yellow rays.