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blackmail

noun [U] uk   /ˈblæk.meɪl/ us  
C2 the act of getting money from people or forcing them to do something by threatening to tell a secret of theirs or to harm them: If you are in a position of authority, any weakness leaves you open to blackmail.
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blackmail

verb [T] uk   /ˈblæk.meɪl/ us  
C2 to get money from someone by blackmail: They used the photographs to blackmail her into spying for them.
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blackmailer
noun [C] uk   /-ˌmeɪ.lər/ us    /-ˌmeɪ.lɚ/
Traducciones de “blackmail”
en coreano 협박…
en árabe ابْتِزاز…
en portugués chantagem…
en catalán xantatge…
en japonés 脅迫, 恐喝…
en italiano ricatto…
en chino (tradicionál) 敲詐,勒索,訛詐…
en ruso шантаж…
en turco şantaj…
en chino (simplificado) 敲诈,勒索,讹诈…
en polaco szantaż…
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