|1.||[ verb ] cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money|
|2.||[ verb ] evade payment to|
"He bilked his creditors"
|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|
"The thief eluded the police" "This difficult idea seems to evade her" "The event evades explanation"
|Related terms:||escape evasion|