Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bilk

4 senses of bilk

Sense 1
bilk -- (cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money)
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

Sense 2
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 3
bilk -- (evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors")
       => deprive -- (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

Sense 4
elude, evade, bilk -- (escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation")
       => escape, get away, break loose -- (run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison")

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