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English definition of “the Gestapo”

the Gestapo

noun [+ sing/pl verb]     /ɡeˈʃtɑː.pəʊ/ US  /-poʊ/
the secret police of the Nazi period in Germany 1933-45, who used cruel and evil methods and were involved in the killing of a very large number of peopleTwentieth century
(Definition of the Gestapo noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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