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mulct (one) out of (something)

To get something from one through deceptive, fraudulent, or underhanded means; to cheat one out of something. It came to light that he had been trying to mulct his sister out of her inheritance. The company mulcted its clients out of millions of dollars in fraudulently invested funds.
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mulct something out of someone

to cheat something away from someone. Are you trying to mulct my inheritance out of me? Max tried to mulct every last cent out of his victim.
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At each one the bosses, always heralded as geniuses, had invented elaborate plans for freeing themselves from the humdrum of public service and setting out to mulct the world--and in each case these plans collapsed for all the usual, predictable reasons, while workers and customers screamed and mom and pop shareholders discovered they weren't going to retire in Hawaii after all.
T]he evidence is ambivalent as to whether the purported repudiation results from nonfraudulent economic calculation or from fraudulent intent to mulct Bell.
Ebdane did not elaborate other than to say that ''all terrorists are extortionists out to create chaos and mulct money.
Must we account him a "bad king," sacrificing the interests of England, where he resided for only a few months in a reign of nine and a half years, concerned only to mulct the realm for the benefit of his principal life's work, the Crusade?
Himself, proud Henry's favourite peer, Held Romish thunders, idle fear, Secure his pardon he might hold, For some slight mulct of penance-gold.
Osbert's own sexual life was a homo-erotic turmoil, until, that is, the emergence of that, as it turned out, 'not impossible he', David Homer, who alternately mulct and succoured him through forty not entirely glorious years.
55: [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] means `and they will mulct me' not `and I will be killed'.