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

4 senses of nobble

Sense 1
victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con -- (deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change")
       => 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
pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift -- (make off with belongings of others)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 3
kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch -- (take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped")
       => seize -- (take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages")

Sense 4
nobble -- (disable by drugging; "nobble the race horses")
       => disable, disenable, incapacitate -- (make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer")

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