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 for bilk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bilk \Bilk\, n.
     1. A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his
        score; a balk.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A cheat; a trick; a hoax. --Hudibras.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Nonsense; vain words. --B. Jonson.
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     4. A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky
        person. --Marryat.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bilk
      v 1: cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
      2: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What
         ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing
         September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart,
         queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate,
         baffle, bilk]
      3: evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors"
      4: escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the
         police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event
         evades explanation" [syn: elude, evade, bilk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "bilk":
     avoid, baffle, balk, beat, beguile of, bunco, burn, cast down,
     cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, circumvent, cog,
     cog the dice, con, cozen, crib, cross, dash, defeat,
     defeat expectation, defraud, diddle, disappoint, disillusion,
     dissatisfy, do, do in, do out of, dodge, double, duck, elude,
     eschew, euchre, evade, finagle, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, foil,
     frustrate, fudge, gouge, gull, gyp, have, hocus, hocus-pocus,
     let down, mulct, overreach, pack the deal, pigeon,
     practice fraud upon, rook, ruin, scam, screw, sell gold bricks,
     shake, shave, shortchange, shun, shy, stack the cards, stick,
     sting, swindle, take a dive, tantalize, tease, thimblerig,
     throw a fight, thwart, victimize
  
  

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