- to drug or disable (a race horse) to prevent its winning a race.
- to convince (a person) by fraudulent methods; misrepresent or lie to.
- to swindle; defraud.
- to seize (a person); hold for arrest.
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Historical Examples of nobble
We don't mean to lose this match, nor don't mean to let you nobble us.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
I allus said any fool can be a smith but it takes a good man to nobble.Life in a Railway Factory
Here they stayed but a few hours and then went on by coach on their journey to Nobble.
Nobble they thought was the foulest place which they had ever seen.
It seemed that Crinkett was very well known in Nobble indeed.
- to disable (a racehorse), esp with drugs
- to win over or outwit (a person) by underhand means
- to suborn (a person, esp a juror) by threats, bribery, etc
- to steal; filch
- to get hold of; grab
- to kidnap