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English noun: mulct

1. mulct (possession) money extracted as a penalty


Synonymsamercement, fine


Broader (hypernym)penalty


Narrower (hyponym)library fine


English verb: mulct

1. mulct (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 mulct him of all his money


Synonymsbunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, nobble, 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. mulct (possession) impose a fine on


SamplesHe was fined for littering.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)impose, levy









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