Definitions for bilkbɪlk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to defraud; cheat.
to evade payment of or to:
to bilk a creditor.
a career bilked by poor health.
to escape from; elude.
(n.)a cheat; swindler.
a trick; fraud; deceit.
Origin of bilk:
1625–35; of obscure orig.
cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
evade payment to
"He bilked his creditors"
elude, evade, bilk(verb)
escape, either physically or mentally
"The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"
To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud by not fulfilling an obligation; to leave in the lurch.
Johnny plans to bilk his creditor.
to frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor
a thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk
a cheat; a trick; a hoax
nonsense; vain words
a person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person