1 deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con]
2 make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, lift]
3 take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped" [syn: kidnap, abduct, snatch]
4 disable by drugging; "nobble the race horses"
- Rhymes: -ɒbəl
- To injure or obstruct intently, batter.