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pirate

verb [T]  us   /ˈpɑɪ·rət/

pirate verb [T] (COPY)

to illegally copy and sell something, such as recorded music, a film, etc., without permission: A lot of this software is pirated.

pirate

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɑɪ·rət/

pirate noun [C] (SEA THIEF)

a person who sails on the sea and attacks and steals from other ships
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