1. bilk, cheat, rip off, chisel

usage: cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

usage: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

3. bilk, deprive

usage: evade payment to; "He bilked his creditors"

4. elude, evade, bilk, escape, get away, break loose

usage: escape, either physically or mentally; "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"

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