Pronunciation: (bilk), [key]
1. to defraud; cheat: He bilked the government of almost a million dollars.
2. to evade payment of (a debt).
3. to frustrate: a career bilked by poor health.
4. to escape from; elude: to bilk one's pursuers.
1. a cheat; swindler.
2. a trick; fraud; deceit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.