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misappropriate

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪs.əˈprəʊ.pri.eɪt/ us    /-ˈproʊ-/ formal
to steal something that you have been trusted to take care of and use it for your own good: He is accused of misappropriating $30,000 to pay off gambling debts.
misappropriation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɪs.əˌprəʊ.priˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌproʊ-/
He was charged with embezzlement and misappropriation of union funds.
Translations of “misappropriate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 挪用, 盜用, 侵吞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挪用, 盗用, 侵吞…
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