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English definition of “corrupt”

corrupt

verb [T]    /kəˈrʌpt/
to make someone dishonest and willing to use their position or power for personal advantage, esp. to get money: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Don’t let your friends corrupt you (= have a bad moral influence on you). If information in a computer is corrupted, it is damaged and can no longer be used.
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