1. [ verb ] cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
Related terms: cheat
2. [ verb ] evade payment to

"He bilked his creditors"

Related terms: deprive
3. [ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms: frustrate thwart foil cross baffle scotch spoil queer

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

Related terms: prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross
4. [ verb ] escape, either physically or mentally
Synonyms: elude evade

"The thief eluded the police" "This difficult idea seems to evade her" "The event evades explanation"

Related terms: escape evasion
Similar spelling:   Bialek