bribeverb [ T ]uk /braɪb/ us /braɪb/
- He discovered that certain corrupt officials had been bribed to approve shoddy construction work.
- Apparently various prominent businessmen had been bribing the minister for favours.
- He bribed the children with sweets and pocket money not to tell their mum what he'd done.
- "You can have my chocolate bar if you'll tell me the answer." "Are you trying to bribe me?"
- They should not have been allowed over the border, but somehow they managed to bribe the guards.
bribenoun [ C ]uk /braɪb/ us /braɪb/
- It was easy to see the gift as a sort of bribe.
- He showed great strength of character when he refused to accept the bribes.
- Greenway appeared at Bow Street Magistrates' Court to face seven charges of accepting bribes.
- His political career ended when he compromised himself by accepting bribes.
- The only way I can get him to do his homework is by offering him bribes.