nob·ble || 'nɑbl /'nɒbl 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; steal; kidnap a person; (Slang) damage, tamper with

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  • 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

  • Yan Tan Tethera — was a traditional numeric jargon used by shepherds to count sheep in northern England and southern Scotland. Until the Industrial Revolution, the use of specialised traditional number systems was common among shepherds, especially in the dales of …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • nobbler — /ˈnɒblə/ (say nobluh) noun 1. someone or something that nobbles. 2. any small glass of spirits. {variant of hobbler (see hobble) (an obbler being taken as a nobbler)} …   Australian English dictionary

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