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hush money

noun [U]
 
 
informal
money that is given to someone so that they will not give secret information to other people: His secretary claims he offered her hush money to keep quiet about the affair.
Translations of “hush money”
in Chinese (Traditional) 封口錢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 封口钱…
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