- obtain or withhold money from (someone) unfairly or by deceit; cheat or defraud；obtain (money) fraudulently
verb: bilk, 3rd person present: bilks, gerund or present participle: bilking, past tense: bilked, past participle: bilked
- 1. informal obtain or withhold money from (someone) unfairly or by deceit; cheat or defraud an apparently benevolent elderly gentleman bilked me of twenty dollars
- ▪ obtain (money) fraudulently some businesses bilk thousands of dollars from unsuspecting elderly consumers
- 2. archaic evade; elude.