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vice

noun
 
 
/vaɪs/
BAD HABIT [C] something bad that someone often does: Smoking is his only vice.Habitual behaviourBad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
CRIME [U] crime that involves sex or drugsCrime - general words
TOOL [C] UK ( US vise) a tool used for holding something tightly while you cut it, make it smooth, etcToolsGardening tools
Translations of “vice”
in Arabic رَذيلة…
in Korean 비행…
in Malaysian ragum…
in French étau…
in Turkish zaaf, kusur, kişilik zayıflığı…
in Italian vizio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 邪惡, 墮落,邪惡, 不良習氣,惡習…
in Russian порок, зло, преступление…
in Polish wada, prostytucja i narkotyki, imadło…
in Vietnamese mỏ cặp, êtô…
in Spanish torno de banco…
in Portuguese vício…
in Thai คีมจับ…
in German der Schraubstock…
in Catalan vici…
in Japanese 悪癖…
in Indonesian tanggam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邪恶, 堕落,邪恶, 不良习气,恶习…
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