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bribe

verb [T] uk   us   /braɪb/
C1 to try to make someone do something for you by giving them money, presents, or something else that they want : He bribed immigration officials and entered the country illegally. [+ to infinitive] They bribed the waiter to find them a better table.
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bribe

noun [C] uk   us   /braɪb/
C1 money or a present that you give to someone so that they will do something for you, usually something dishonest: He was accused of accepting/taking bribes from wealthy businessmen.
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bribery
noun [U] uk   /ˈbraɪ.bər.i/  us   /-bɚ-/
C2 The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.
Translations of “bribe”
in Arabic رَشْوة…
in Korean 뇌물…
in Malaysian rasuah…
in French pot-de-vin…
in Turkish rüşvet verme…
in Italian bustarella, tangente, mazzetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賄賂, 收買…
in Russian взятка…
in Polish łapówka…
in Vietnamese vật hối lộ…
in Spanish soborno…
in Portuguese suborno…
in Thai สินบน…
in German das Bestechungsgeld…
in Catalan suborn…
in Japanese わいろ…
in Indonesian suap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贿赂, 收买…
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