Translation of "corrupt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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corruptadjective

uk /kəˈrʌpt/ us /kəˈrʌpt/

corrupt adjective (BAD)

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

贪赃舞弊的;以权谋私的;腐败的
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

堕落的,道德败坏的
a corrupt society 道德败坏的社会

More examples

  • He called for checks to discover whether corrupt officials are being bribed to connive in shoddy construction.
  • A powerful and corrupt elite has bled this country dry.
  • One election cannot erase 65 years of a corrupt one-party political process.
  • Their accusations of corruption are hypocritical - they have been just as corrupt themselves.
  • The old corrupt, totalitarian regime was overthrown.

corrupt adjective (ON COMPUTER)

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

(计算机上的信息)被破坏的,有错误的
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

腐蚀(某人);使腐化堕落;使道德败坏
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

损坏(计算机上的信息)
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)