"bilk" in the verb sense
cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
"foil your opponent"
evade payment to
"He bilked his creditors"
4. elude, evade, bilk
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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