AskDefine | Define bilk

Dictionary Definition



1 cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
2 hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle]
3 evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors"
4 escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation" [syn: elude, evade]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to.
    to bilk a creditor


Extensive Definition

BILK is the registered trademark of the Philadelphia based singer/songwriter who goes by the same name. BILK has performed in New Orleans Mariott, LOVE Park Philadelphia, Seattle Space Needle, Seattle Sheraton. BILK's album "From Monkey With Love" has received critical acclaim and includes the hit single, "Speed Monkey."

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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