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Meaning of “hush money” in the English Dictionary

"hush money" in British English

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hush moneynoun [U]

uk   us   informal
money that is given to someone to make them ​keep something ​secret: She ​claimed that the ​politician had ​offered her ​hushmoney to ​keeptheirchild a ​secret.
(Definition of hush money from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hush money" in Business English

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hush moneynoun [U]

uk   us   informal
money that is given to someone so that they will not give ​secretinformation to other ​people: His ​secretaryclaims he ​offered her hush ​money to ​keepquiet about the affair.
(Definition of hush money from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hush money”
in Chinese (Simplified) 封口钱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 封口錢…
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