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Definition cheat somebody out of what is due — especially money
  • I am not used to being bilked.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • "I promise you," answered Nightingale, "I don't intend to bilk my lodgings; but I have a private reason for not taking a formal leave."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • —and mind you, keep you ON wailing, and abate not till we bilk him of his penny, else shall you rue it.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • They misrepresented potential risks, accepted large fees up front, and bilked millions of dollars from small investors.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Short cons for the most part, bilking foolish marks and making a reasonable living.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • They'll make a secret of it now to prove they've not been bilked.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • He couldn't urge any man to inform against him - that would be tempting him to sin - but at the same time if there was an informer here, there was no reason why the wretched creature should be bilked of his reward.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • "I thought you were dying," I said, conscious then, as I had been ever since I arrived, of the predominating emotion of vexation, rather than of relief, that I had been bilked of my expectations of a grand tragedy.
    Evelyn Waugh  --  Brideshead Revisited
  • You larn that go off of they there Frenchy bilks?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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