1. To defer payment, usually with no intention of paying; to take on credit by force or intimidation. 2. To give a verbal promise to pay. 3. To swindle, especially installment houses. 4. To handcuff. "Me and Jimmy-run-'em-dizzy snatched the slum poke (jeweler's wallet) and cuffed the dude (fellow) to a tree."

- american underworld dictionary - 1950