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English verb: nobble

1. nobble (social) deprive of by deceit


SamplesHe swindled me out of my inheritance.
She defrauded the customers who trusted her.
The cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change.


ExamplesThey nobble him of all his money


Synonymsbunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off


Narrower (hyponym)short, short-change

2. nobble (possession) make off with belongings of others


ExamplesThey nobble the goods


Synonymsabstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal

3. nobble (contact) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom


SamplesThe industrialist's son was kidnapped.


Synonymsabduct, kidnap, snatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)seize


Narrower (hyponym)impress, shanghai


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

4. nobble (change) disable by drugging


SamplesNobble the race horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disable, disenable, incapacitate









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