mutiny Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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mutinynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈmjuː.tɪ.ni/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
an ​occasion when a ​group of ​people, ​especiallysoldiers or ​sailors, ​refuses to ​obeyorders and/or ​attempts to take ​control from ​people in ​authority: Conditions on the ​ship were often very ​bad, and ​crews were on the ​point of mutiny. There were ​rumours of mutiny among the ​troops. Soldiers ​crushed mutinies in three ​jails.
adjective uk   us   /-nəs/
The mutinous ​sailors took ​control of the ​ship.

mutinyverb [I]

uk   /ˈmjuː.tɪ.ni/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
to take ​part in a mutiny: The ​crew mutinied and ​murdered the ship's ​captain. The ​troops mutinied againsttheirofficers.
(Definition of mutiny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mutinynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmju·tən·i/
refusal to ​obeyorders, or a ​violentattempt to take ​control from ​people in ​authority, esp. in the ​military or on a ​ship: [U] Walker’s ​superiorscharged him with mutiny.
adjective  us   /ˈmju·tən·əs/
Mutinous ​troopsfailed to ​overthrow the ​government.
verb [I]  us   /ˈmju·tən·i/
The ​crew mutinied and took over the ​ship.
(Definition of mutiny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mutiny”
in Spanish motín…
in Vietnamese cuộc binh biến…
in Malaysian pemberontakan…
in Thai การขัดขืนคำสั่ง…
in French mutinerie…
in German die Meuterei…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指士兵或船员的)反叛,哗变,暴动…
in Turkish ayaklanma, isyan…
in Russian бунт, мятеж…
in Indonesian pemberontakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指士兵或船員的)叛亂,嘩變,暴動…
in Polish bunt…
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