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loan sharknoun [C]

uk   /ˈləʊn ˌʃɑːk/ us   /ˈloʊn ˌʃɑːrk/ informal disapproving
a person who charges very large amounts of money for lending money to someone
(Definition of loan shark from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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loan sharknoun [C]

us   /ˈloʊn ˌʃɑrk/ infml disapproving
a person who charges a very large amount of interest for lending money
(Definition of loan shark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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loan sharknoun [C]

uk   us   informal disapproving
a person who charges large amounts of interest for lending money to someone, especially when their financial position means they cannot borrow money from a bank: Loan sharks target those with bad debt records because they may have difficulty getting loans from the usual sources.
(Definition of loan shark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loan shark”
in Chinese (Simplified) 放高利贷者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放高利貸者…
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