Bilked
Bilk Bilk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bilked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bilking}.] [Origin unknown. Cf. {Balk}.] To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bilking — Bilk Bilk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bilked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bilking}.] [Origin unknown. Cf. {Balk}.] To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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