What does "korobchil" mean?

From this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfLeHdTDhUg

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Чичен молодой в озере купался,

Русску девку коробчил, без штанов остался.

That is a verb from a Cossack dialect, коробчить / карабчить, it means "to steal; to deceive". There's another possible explanation, the word can be коропчить derived from короп (carp), then it means "to fish, to catch carp", this fits the song in a better way, the young Chechen used his trousers as a fishing net and lost them.

  • I still don't get it.
    – maxim
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 10:34
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    @maxim - This is a mocking Cossack song about Chechens. That stanza is about a young Chechen who was bathing in a river and tried to catch a Russian girl, but lost his trousers instead.
    – Yellow Sky
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 10:45
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    @maxim Also остаться без штанов (to lose trousers) is usually used in meaning "to lose all what you have", "to become poor".
    – Dmitriy
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 12:20

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