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bribe

verb [T] uk   /braɪb/ us  
C1 to try to make someone do something for you by giving them money, presents, or something else that they want : He bribed immigration officials and entered the country illegally. [+ to infinitive] They bribed the waiter to find them a better table.

bribe

noun [C] uk   /braɪb/ us  
C1 money or a present that you give to someone so that they will do something for you, usually something dishonest: He was accused of accepting/taking bribes from wealthy businessmen.
bribery
noun [U] uk   /ˈbraɪ.bər.i/ us    /-bɚ-/
C2 The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.
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