Definición de nobble en inglés:

nobble

Saltos de línea: nob¦ble
Pronunciación: /ˈnɒb(ə)l
 
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[with object] British informal
  • 1Try to influence or thwart by underhand or unfair methods: an attempt to nobble the jury
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    • Not only have they revolted against the attempts by the whips to nobble select committees, they're starting to talk out of turn in Westminster.
    • We are concerned to make sure that people do not nobble juries - that juries do not have a rogue element that will not be convinced either way and simply not look at the issues.
    • He wastes five long years nobbling Hanson silently and quietly via the courts!
    Sinónimos
    bribe, corrupt, suborn, buy, buy off, pay off, get at, induce, lure, entice, grease someone's palm, oil someone's palm/hand; influence, persuade, win over, secure someone's support, sway, swing, affect, control, manipulate
  • 1.1Tamper with (a racehorse or greyhound) to prevent it from winning a race, especially by giving it a drug: a doping ring nobbled three of the trainer’s horses in 1990
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    • It would be neatly symmetrical if he were recalled for Saturday, for it was at the Millennium stadium six weeks ago that he was in such blistering form for Munster before being nobbled.
    Sinónimos

Derivativos

nobbler

sustantivo
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  • Young women ‘nobblers’ are more inclined to disguise themselves as young girls who claim to be too poor to continue their education or who say they need money to go back home.
  • The gang plotted to put drugs money into normal circulation through betting, using a range of informers and horse nobblers to ensure that the bets were as risk-free as possible.
  • Meanwhile the government's nobblers will be out in force, but perhaps the real problems will come from inside Latham's own stable.

Origen

mid 19th century: probably a variant of dialect knobble, knubble 'knock, strike with the knuckles'.

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