Translation of "blackmail" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈblæk·meɪl/ us /ˈblækˌmeɪl/

a situation in which someone forces you to do something, or to pay them money, by saying that they will tell another person something secret

verb uk /ˈblæk·meɪl/ us /ˈblækˌmeɪl/

to get money from someone by threatening to tell a secret or to harm them

They used the photographs to blackmail her.

(Translation of “blackmail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)