A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling their score a balk
- To frustrate or disappoint to deceive or defraud by nonfulfillment of wedding to leave inside lurch to offer the slip to as to bilk a creditor
- cheat somebody away from understanding because of, especially money
- evade repayment to
- impede or avoid (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
- escape, either actually or mentally
- To frustrate or let you down; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of involvement; to leave within the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor.
- A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling their rating; a balk.
- A cheat; a trick; a hoax.
- Nonsense; vain terms.
- someone who tips a creditor; an untrustworthy, challenging person.
1650s, from or combined with noun (1630s), initially made use of as a cribbage term; as a verb, "to spoil (somebody's) rating." Origin obscure, it had been believed in 17c. is "a word signifying absolutely nothing;" perhaps it s a thinned form of balk "to hinder." Indicating "to defraud" is first recorded 1670s. Relevant: Bilked; bilking.
(v. t.) To frustrate or let you down; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of wedding; to leave within the lurch; to give the slip to; since, to bilk a creditor.
- (letter.) A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.
- (n.) A cheat; a trick; a hoax.
- (n.) Nonsense; vain terms.
- (n.) Somebody who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky individual.
The site thus gained was converted into new boulevards, while the railway to Neuss and Aix-la-Chapelle was diverted through the suburb of Bilk and thence across the Rhine by an iron bridge.