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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Good fun, anyway - but oh dear, people do nobble one, don't they?
▪ I can't say that I blame George Washington, or, my father who nobbled our London one by pruning it.
▪ Jack Butler really didn't like the idea that he had been nobbled and worse than that, nobbled by a girl.
▪ The hon. Member for Dagenham must have been speaking out of turn at that time; he has certainly been nobbled since.
▪ The problem with this, of course, is that, as in most sports, some competitors are nobbled from the start.
▪ Whatever, these are the people the publishers really want to nobble, and they don't come to conference.

vb. 1 (context British Australia slang English) To injure or obstruct intentionally; batter. 2 (context British slang English) To gain influence by corrupt means or intimidation. 3 (context British slang English) To steal.

  1. v. 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"

Usage examples of "nobble".

Cass, who had blown him home after the nobbling of the Imp. She was defiantly sounding her horn as the race ended.

He just sat down on the bed next to me and put his elbows on his knees and looked down at the carpet between his legs where there was a little red piece of Lego with eight nobbles on.