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molestverb [T]

uk   /məˈlest/  us   /məˈlest/
  • molest verb [T] (ATTACK SEXUALLY)

to touch or attack someone in a sexual way against their wishes: The girl had been molested frequently by her stepfather from the age of eight. The man had previously been arrested several times for molesting young boys.
molestation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɒl.esˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɑː.lesˈteɪ.ʃən/
sexual molestation
molester
noun [C] uk   /məˈles.tər/  us   /məˈles.tɚ/
a child molester
(Definition of molest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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molestverb [T]

 us   /məˈlest/
to touch someone sexually when it is not wanted
molestation
noun [U]  us   /ˌmoʊ·leˈsteɪ·ʃən/
allegations (= accusations) of drug abuse and child molestation.
molester
noun [C]  us   /məˈles·tər/
a child molester
(Definition of molest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “molest”
in Spanish fastidiar, molestar…
in Vietnamese quấy rối…
in Malaysian mengganggu…
in Thai รบกวน…
in French importuner…
in German belästigen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性攻击, 调戏, 猥亵…
in Turkish sarkıntılık etmek, taciz etmek…
in Russian растлевать, насиловать…
in Indonesian mengganggu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性攻擊, 調戲, 猥褻…
in Polish molestować…
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