Significado de “blackmail” - en el Diccionario Inglés

blackmail en inglés británico

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blackmailnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈblæk.meɪl/ us /ˈblæk.meɪl/

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.

Más ejemplos

  • I don't believe she would ever stoop to bribery or blackmail.
  • They were found guilty of blackmail and sent to prison.
  • His secret financial activities made him vulnerable to blackmail.
  • Undoubtedly, blackmail is a very serious offence.
  • They were villains who resorted to threats and blackmail to get what they wanted.

blackmailverb [ T ]

uk /ˈblæk.meɪl/ us /ˈblæk.meɪl/

C2 to get money from someone by blackmail:

They used the photographs to blackmail her into spying for them.

Más ejemplos

  • When he found out about my affair he tried to blackmail me.
  • A computer hacker's attempt to blackmail the bank was foiled by detectives last month.
  • The gang thought they could use the photographs to blackmail the pop star.
  • If someone is blackmailing you, you really must inform the police.
  • The film is about a city dealer who is blackmailing his boss.
blackmailer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈblækˌmeɪ.lər/ us /ˈblækˌmeɪ.lɚ/

(Definición de blackmail del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

blackmail en inglés americano

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blackmailnoun [ U ]

us /ˈblækˌmeɪl/

the act of threatening to harm someone or someone's reputation unless the person does as you say, or a payment made to someone who has threatened to harm you or your reputation if you fail to pay the person:

Reckless behavior made him an easy target for blackmail.
blackmail
verb [ T ] us /ˈblækˌmeɪl/

The guy who blackmailed my father went to jail.

(Definición de blackmail del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

blackmail en inglés de negocios

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blackmailnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈblækmeɪl/ us

a situation in which threats are made to harm a person or organization if they do not do something such as give someone money:

Large corporations can be vulnerable to blackmail demands by computer hackers.

blackmailverb [ T ]

uk /ˈblækmeɪl/ us

to make threats to harm a company or organization if they do not do something you want, such as give you money:

A former executive, seeking damages of $2.5 million, was accused of trying to blackmail the company.

(Definición de blackmail del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)