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nobble

verb [T] uk   /ˈnɒb.l̩/ us    /ˈnɑː-/ UK slang

nobble verb [T] (CAUSE TO FAIL)

to make something fail, especially to make a horse in a race fail by giving it drugs

nobble verb [T] (PERSUADE)

to persuade someone to do what you want them to do, especially by using money or threats: The jury who convicted him were suspected of being nobbled.

nobble verb [T] (CATCH ATTENTION)

to intentionally catch the attention of someone so that you can talk to them: He nobbled her in the corridor to sign the invoice.
(Definition of nobble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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