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bilk (one) out of (something)

To obtain something from one by dishonest means and for personal gain. I think this workers' comp claim is bogus—he's just trying to bilk us out of money.
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bilk someone out of something

to get something away from someone by deception. The crooks bilked the old lady out of a fortune. I was bilked out of my life's savings!
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Bilker believes mastering math is key to mastering money.
noun absconder from public labour, absconder into the woods, absentee, absentee into the woods, absentee without leave, escaper, fleer, prison-breaker runaway, bolter, breakaway, ladino, stampeder truant, eloper dodger, absconder, bilker, eluder fugitive, boat people, reffo, refugee
But some in-the-know report that well-known names are playing the roles of bilker and bilked investors.
Jones, a rough-hewn actor known for such roles as Peter Bilker on the ABC-TV series ``Home Improvement,'' was rummaging through his garage and stumbled upon three 8mm movie reels he shot from Hawaii to London to New York City.
Ann of Rheum Dis 2006: 65:1312-1324 4 Avis de la commission de transparence M04AA03 - ADENURIC - CT-6315 5 Mikuls TR, Farrar JT, Bilker WB, et al.
Zaoutis TE, Greves HM, Lautenbach E, Bilker WB, Coffin SE.
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Lautenbach E, Weiner MG, Nachamkin I, Bilker WB, Sheridan A, Fishman NO.
Lautenbach E, LaRosa LA, Marr AM, Nachamkin I, Bilker WB, Fishman NO.
Items were grouped or added to emphasize key indicators of infant functioning, such as feeding (Medoff-Cooper, McGrath, & Bilker, 2000).
Before you decide whether to consolidate, read Talk Your Way Out of Credit Card Debt by Scott Bilker (Press One; $19.