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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