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  • nobbled — nob·ble || nÉ‘bl / nÉ’bl v. cheat, swindle (Slang); lie, misrepresent the facts; disable a race horse to prevent it from winning; arrest, detain a person; make contact with a person as to persuade that person to do something; win a person over;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nobble — [[t]nɒ̱b(ə)l[/t]] nobbles, nobbling, nobbled 1) VERB If someone nobbles an important group of people such as a committee, they offer them money or threaten them in order to make them do something. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n] The trial was stopped… …   English dictionary

  • nobble — nob|ble [ˈnɔbəl US ˈna: ] v [T] BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from knobble to hit with the closed hand (1800 1900)] 1.) to make someone do what you want by illegally offering them money or threatening them →↑bribe ▪ The jury had… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nobble — UK [ˈnɒb(ə)l] / US [ˈnɑb(ə)l] verb [transitive] Word forms nobble : present tense I/you/we/they nobble he/she/it nobbles present participle nobbling past tense nobbled past participle nobbled British very informal 1) to try and get someone s… …   English dictionary

  • nobble — /ˈnɒbəl / (say nobuhl) verb (t) (nobbled, nobbling) Colloquial 1. to disable (a horse), as by drugging it: *nobbling every starter in a race but the odds on favourite. –david foster, 1981. 2. to win (a person, etc.) over by underhand means. 3. to …   Australian English dictionary

  • nob|ble — «NOB uhl», transitive verb, bled, bling. British Slang. 1. to tamper with (a horse) to prevent its winning a race, as by the use of drugs: »Tipsters whose dead certainties fail to win are often prone to complain that their favourites have been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nobble — transitive verb (nobbled; nobbling) Etymology: perhaps irregular frequentative of nab Date: 1847 1. British to incapacitate (a racehorse) especially by drugging 2. slang, British a. to win over to one s side b. steal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • HobNob — A HobNob is a brand of biscuit made from rolled oats and jumbo oats, similar to a flapjack/digestive biscuit hybrid. They are mainly sold in the United Kingdom. The biscuit can be dunked in tea without losing its shape. Invented by Julien Pike,… …   Wikipedia


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