Bilk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪlk|  American pronunciation of the word bilk
Brit.  |bɪlk|  British pronunciation of the word bilk


- cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
- hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of (syn: baffle, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart)
- evade payment to

He bilked his creditors

- escape, either physically or mentally (syn: elude, evade)

Examples investigation revealed that the garage had been bilking motorists for repairs that had never been made...

...people who lost money in the scheme discovered that the investment company was a fake and the “owner” just a bilk...

Consumers were bilked out of more than $15,000.

He bilked his creditors

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bilk
he/she/it: bilks
present participle: bilking
past tense: bilked
past participle: bilked
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