Definitions for nobbleˈnɒb əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nob•bleˈnɒb əl(v.t.)-bled, -bling.

  1. disable (a race horse), as with drugs.

    Category: British

  2. Brit. Slang. to convince (a person) by lies. to swindle.

    Category: British

Origin of nobble:

1840–50; back formation from nobbler, alter. of hobbler (dial. phrase an 'obbler being taken as a nobbler)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)

    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"

  2. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

  3. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch(verb)

    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

    "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

  4. nobble(verb)

    disable by drugging

    "nobble the race horses"


  1. nobble(Verb)

    To injure or obstruct intently, batter.


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