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Meaning of bilk

bilk

Pronunciation: (bilk), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to defraud; cheat: He bilked the government of almost a million dollars.
  2. to evade payment of (a debt).
  3. to frustrate: a career bilked by poor health.
  4. to escape from; elude: to bilk one's pursuers.
—n.
  1. a cheat; swindler.
  2. a trick; fraud; deceit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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