1. (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor.

2. (n.) A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.

3. (n.) A cheat; a trick; a hoax.

4. (n.) Nonsense; vain words.

5. (n.) A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.

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