Translation of "corrupt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kəˈrʌpt/ us /kəˈrʌpt/

corrupt adjective (BAD)

C1 dishonestly using your position or power to get an advantage, especially for money

Both companies are under investigation for corrupt practices. 两家公司都在接受腐败行为调查。
The whole system was corrupt - every official she approached wanted money before helping her. 整个体系都腐败了——她接触的所有官员在帮她之前都索要钱财。

morally bad

a corrupt society 道德败坏的社会

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corrupt adjective (ON COMPUTER)

When information on a computer becomes corrupt, it cannot be used because it has changed and become wrong.

corrupt data 损坏的数据
a corrupt file 被破坏的文件

corruptverb [ T ]

uk /kəˈrʌpt/ us /kəˈrʌpt/

corrupt verb [ T ] (MAKE BAD)

C1 to make someone or something become dishonest or immoral

The study claimed that violence on television corrupts the minds of children. 研究称电视上的暴力镜头腐蚀了孩子们的思想。

corrupt verb [ T ] (ON COMPUTER)

to change information on a computer so that it is wrong and cannot be used

Most of the data on the hard drive was corrupted when the power went out. 硬盘上的大多数数据在停电时损坏了。

(Translation of “corrupt” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)