Translation of "racket" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C usually singular ] (CRIME) 犯罪 uk us /ˈræk.ɪt/

informal a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money

They were jailed for running a protection/prostitution racket. 他们因为勒索保护费/干拉皮条的勾当而被监禁。
→ See also protection

disapproving a way of making a large unfair profit

Telephone chat lines are a real racket. 电话聊天热线纯属暴利行当。

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