nobble

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nobble disable by drugging "nobble the race horses"
    • v nobble take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
    • v nobble make off with belongings of others
    • v nobble 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"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nobble To strike; nob.
    • nobble To get hold of dishonestly; nab; filch.
    • nobble To frustrate; circumvent; get the better of; outdo.
    • nobble To injure; destroy the chances of winning, as by maiming or poisoning: said of a horse.
    • nobble To shingle. See shingle and puddle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Nobble nob′l (slang) to get hold of dishonestly, to steal: to baffle or circumvent dexterously: to injure, destroy the chances of, as a racer
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Usage

In literature:

Peter mumbled some foolishness about nobbling Angola for Germany and starting a revolution among the natives.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
We're bound to be nobbled some day.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
Grey-green forest surrounded them, out of which nobbly hills rose like islands from a sea of trees.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
The dogs ran loose, their feet being very sore from pulling on rough, nobbly ice.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
It was one of those nobbly, chunky rolls with sharp corners, almost as deadly as a piece of shrapnel.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
For the chairman has his own Red Tape Rats to let loose with which to startle the audience and nobble the Press.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
You don't think, then, gents, as it's likely that he's nobbled your rifle?
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
His nobbly fist caught Wafa under the jaw, and the man stumbled and fell.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
Their first success was the nobbling of "The Observer's" senior reporter.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
And don't let the old 'un nobble all the money.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
I know you believe I nobbled those last cigarettes of yours.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
We've nobbled him, Geordie!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
One couldn't nobble the man, and still I didn't intend that he should read that Recipe.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
You'll never nobble Lo Ben.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
My highly creditable record wouldn't have stood in my way if I'd had a chance of nobbling the coronet.
"A Poached Peerage" by William Magnay
He was lying against a very hard and nobbly car, and he had a devil of a headache.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
The Cayman woman had been very successfully nobbled.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
I'm not sorry for it myself, as I've an idea of nobbling him for Vera.
"The Graftons" by Archibald Marshall
He was waiting for his chance to "nobble" Lord Loveland; and afterwards he remembered those few last words which he had caught.
"Lord Loveland Discovers America" by C. N. Williamson
I really do, you must have finessed very cleverly to nobble old Cerberus like that!
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 3 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
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