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English definition of “embezzle”


verb [I or T]     /ɪmˈbez.l̩/
to secretly take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for: She embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.Fraud and corruption embezzlement     /-mənt/ noun [U] They were arrested for embezzlement of company funds.Fraud and corruption embezzler     /-lər/ US  /-lɚ/ noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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