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noun [C]     /braɪb/
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.Forms of money and methods of payment bribery     /ˈbraɪ.bər.i/ US  /-bɚ-/ noun [U] C2 The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.Fraud and corruption
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