Translation of "corrupt" - English-Traditional 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. 兩家公司都在接受腐敗行爲調查。
The whole system was corrupt - every official she approached wanted money before helping her. 整個體系都腐敗了——她接觸的所有官員在幫她之前都索要錢財。

morally bad

a corrupt society 道德敗壞的社會

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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 損壞的資料
a corrupt file 被破壞的文件

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. 研究稱電視上的暴力鏡頭腐蝕了孩子們的思想。

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. 硬碟上的大多數資料在停電時損壞了。

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