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kickbacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɪk.bæk/
an ​amount of ​money that is ​paid to someone ​illegally in ​exchange for ​secrethelp or ​work
(Definition of kickback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kickbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɪkˌbæk/
payment made to someone, esp. ​illegally, for ​providinghelp, a ​job, or a ​piece of ​business: Bankhead got a ​contract to ​supplycomputers to the ​department in ​exchange for a kickback.
(Definition of kickback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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kickbacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkɪkbæk/
an ​amount of ​money that is secretly and ​illegallypaid to someone in ​exchange for their ​help: He is ​accused of ​paying kickbacks to a ​districtofficial to ​wincontracts with the school ​system.
(Definition of kickback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kickback”
in Chinese (Simplified) (不合法的)回扣,酬金…
in Turkish rüşvet, yasadışı yollarla ödenen/verilen para…
in Russian взятка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (不合法的)回扣,酬金…
in Polish łapówka…
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