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Meaning of “nobble” in the English Dictionary

"nobble" in British English

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nobbleverb [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 ​racefail 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 ​intentionallycatch 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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