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crime

noun
 
 
/kraɪm/
ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES [U] B1 illegal activities: violent crime Tough new measures have been introduced to fight crime. Crime - general words
ILLEGAL ACT [C] B1 something someone does that is illegal: He committed a serious crime. →  See also war crime Crime - general words
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