Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bilk.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Frydmans, who had formed a venture with L'Oreal in 1988, contend that L'Oreal forced them out a year later to meet Arab demands; Pope, the L'Oreal lawyer, responds that they "bilked" L'Oreal for millions of dollars.

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  • "Hang!" simultaneously shouted the two hackney-drivers, who seemed as bitter against the disgraced duellist as if he had "bilked" them of a fare.

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

  • Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N. D., used harsher language, saying the government "bilked" many trust account holders.

    WCAX - Local News

  • "bilked" consumers with references to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Rachel Ray.

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  • Hamilton was a greedy banker wall street crook that bilked the country out of great sums of money in war bonds.

    Think Progress » Wall Street Bankers And Investors Fund New Media Platform For Gov. Bob McDonnell’s SOTU Response

  • In Colorado alone, Iannone is believed to have bilked investors ... out of nearly $200,000.

    Pittsburgh Tribune - John Iannone Sentenced!

  • Kansas City widow quickly dropped the criminal charge against Farmer, opting instead to file a civil lawsuit against him in which she sought to recoup about $70,000 she says he bilked from her.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Former Johnson County, Kan., prosecutor Larry McClain still remembers the March 1977 morning Farmer was to stand trial on charges that he bilked a 57-year-old widow named Emma out of her life's savings.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Pikeville, Tenn., address when arrested, bilked local merchants out of thousands of dollars in goods, tax exemptions and discounts normally reserved for active duty military personnel.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Oregon congressman was indicted Thursday on federal money laundering and tax charges that prosecutors said were related to an investment fraud scheme that bilked victims out of more than $10 million.

    Heroes or Villains?

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  • There are plenty of good sentence examples already here. It means something to the effect of cheated or swindled.

    May 18, 2009