Bilk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

verb

- 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

...an 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

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