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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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