from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Chiefly British To disable (a racehorse), especially by drugging.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To win (a person) over.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To outdo or get the better of by devious means.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To filch or steal.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To kidnap.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To injure or obstruct intently; batter.
- v. To gain influence by corrupt means or intimidation.
- v. To steal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike; nob.
- To get hold of dishonestly; nab; filch.
- To frustrate; circumvent; get the better of; outdo.
- To injure; destroy the chances of winning, as by maiming or poisoning: said of a horse.
- 5. To shingle. See shingle and puddle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. disable by drugging
- v. deprive of by deceit
- v. make off with belongings of others
- v. take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)