Definition of “nobble” - English Dictionary

“nobble” in British English

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nobbleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈnɒb.əl/ us /ˈnɑː.əl/ UK slang

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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)