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blackmail

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈblækmeɪl/
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.
Translations of “blackmail”
in Korean 협박을 하다…
in Arabic يَبْتَزّ…
in Portuguese chantagear…
in Catalan fer xantatge a…
in Japanese ~を脅迫する, 恐喝する…
in Italian ricattare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勒索,敲詐…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勒索…
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