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embezzle

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ɪmˈbezl/ LAW
to steal money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for: While employed as business banking manager of the bank, he embezzled £300,000.embezzle sth from sb He allegedly went on a gambling spree with money embezzled from his employer.
embezzlement noun [U]
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