blackmailnoun [U]uk /ˈblæk.meɪl/ us /ˈblæk.meɪl/
- I don't believe she would ever stoop to bribery or blackmail.
- They were found guilty of blackmail and sent to prison.
- His secret financial activities made him vulnerable to blackmail.
- Undoubtedly, blackmail is a very serious offence.
- They were villains who resorted to threats and blackmail to get what they wanted.
blackmailverb [T]uk /ˈblæk.meɪl/ us /ˈblæk.meɪl/
- When he found out about my affair he tried to blackmail me.
- A computer hacker's attempt to blackmail the bank was foiled by detectives last month.
- The gang thought they could use the photographs to blackmail the pop star.
- If someone is blackmailing you, you really must inform the police.
- The film is about a city dealer who is blackmailing his boss.