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blackmail

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈblækmeɪl/
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.
Translations of “blackmail”
in Korean 협박…
in Arabic ابْتِزاز…
in Portuguese chantagem…
in Catalan xantatge…
in Japanese 脅迫, 恐喝…
in Italian ricatto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 敲詐,勒索,訛詐…
in Russian шантаж…
in Turkish şantaj…
in Chinese (Simplified) 敲诈,勒索,讹诈…
in Polish szantaż…
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