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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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