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"embezzle" in British English

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embezzleverb [I or T]

uk   /ɪmˈbez.əl/ us   /ɪmˈbez.əl/
to secretly take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for: She embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.
embezzlement
noun [U] uk   /ɪmˈbez.əl.mənt/ us   /ɪmˈbez.əl.mənt/
They were arrested for embezzlement of company funds.
embezzler
noun [C] uk   /ɪmˈbez.lər/ us   /ɪmˈbez.lɚ/
(Definition of embezzle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embezzle" in American English

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embezzleverb [T]

us   /ɪmˈbez·əl/
to secretly and illegally take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for
embezzlement
noun [U] us   /ɪmˈbez·əl·mənt/
They were arrested for the embezzlement of company funds.
(Definition of embezzle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"embezzle" in Business English

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embezzleverb [I or T]

uk   /ɪmˈbezl/ us   LAW
to steal money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for: While employed as business banking manager of the bank, he embezzled £300,000.embezzle sth from sb He allegedly went on a gambling spree with money embezzled from his employer.
embezzlement
noun [U]
An estate agent is under investigation for the alleged embezzlement of client funds.
(Definition of embezzle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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