Translation of nobble in Spanish:

nobble

comprar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈnɑbəl//ˈnɒb(ə)l/

transitive verb

British

  • 1slang

    (jury/witness) (bribe) comprar
    (witness/jury) (bribe) coimear Southern Cone informal
    (witness/jury) (bribe) darle una mordida a Mexico informal
    (witness/jury) (threaten) amenazar
    • While dismissing the notion of trying to nobble his rival in the ensuing training sessions, he admitted it had been an unusual mix of emotions.
    • He wastes five long years nobbling Hanson silently and quietly via the courts!
    • The prisons are packed and new ones being built as fast as possible, the Wood Commission reforms have been rolled back and the Ombudsman and Police Integrity Commission nobbled.
    • Those attracted to John Howard's proposal to nobble the Senate to stop it obstructing his legislation should look first at what he and his predecessors have already done to the House of Representatives.
    • 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.
    • You don't fight crime by nobbling juries and fixing trials, but by hiring officers who can catch criminals, a task which appears to be beyond Sir John.
    • British courts are less corruptible than their European counterparts because it is easier to nobble one judge than 12 jurors.
    • But it is much harder to nobble 12 independent jurors than it is to bribe or intimidate one judge.
    • There are three counts of perverting the course of justice where, in colloquial language, you tried to nobble the prosecution witnesses before the authorities got to them.
    • We may sometimes unwittingly be nobbled by anti-war campaigners.
    • 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.
    • So we have a sitting MP and Minister using the Public Service Code of Conduct in an effort to nobble his electoral competition.
    • Many people, and I have talked to a large number, mainly women, in this category of being the second-income earner, are desperately keen to get back into the workforce, but are nobbled by the high cost of childcare.
    • On the other hand, perhaps they saw the law on presidential elections as a chance to nobble their rivals before they even got to the start line.
    • The board feel, to put it mildly, that they have been nobbled.
    • At first, the pair try to head off their enemy at the pass, so to speak, by nobbling his ham-fisted henchmen.
    • Everyone is convinced they are being ripped off and the main strategy is to nobble your opponent.
  • 2

    (dog/horse) (para evitar que gane) drogar
    • 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.
  • 3informal

    (catch)
    (thief/intruder) pescar informal
    (thief/intruder) agarrar Latin America
  • 4slang

    (steal)
    (money) afanar slang
    (money) birlar informal