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"embezzle" in British English

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embezzleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈbez.l̩/
to ​secretly take ​money that is in ​yourcare or that ​belongs to an ​organization or ​business you ​work for: She embezzled thousands of ​dollars from the ​charity.
embezzlement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
They were ​arrested for embezzlement ofcompanyfunds.
embezzler
noun [C] uk   /-lər/  us   /-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 ​yourcare 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 ​companyfunds.
(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   us   /ɪmˈbezl/ LAW
to ​stealmoney that is in your ​care or that belongs to an ​organization or ​business you ​work for: While ​employed as ​businessbankingmanager of the ​bank, he embezzled £300,000.embezzle sth from sb He allegedly went on a ​gamblingspree with ​money embezzled from his ​employer.
embezzlement
noun [U]
An ​estateagent is under ​investigation for the ​alleged embezzlement ofclientfunds.
(Definition of embezzle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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