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mutiny

noun [C/U]  /ˈmju·tən·i/ us  
refusal to obey orders, or a violent attempt to take control from people in authority, esp. in the military or on a ship: [U] Walker’s superiors charged him with mutiny.
mutinous
adjective  /ˈmju·tən·əs/ us  
Mutinous troops failed to overthrow the government.
mutiny
verb [I]  /ˈmju·tən·i/ us  
The crew mutinied and took over the ship.
Translations of “mutiny”
in Spanish motín…
in French mutinerie…
in German die Meuterei…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指士兵或船員的)叛亂,嘩變,暴動…
in Russian бунт, мятеж…
in Turkish ayaklanma, isyan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指士兵或船员的)反叛,哗变,暴动…
in Polish bunt…
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