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  1. blackmail

    • IPA[ˈblakmeɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      the action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding payment or another benefit from someone in return for not revealing compromising or damaging information about them;money demanded by a person or group engaged in blackmail
    • v.
      demand money or another benefit from (someone) in return for not revealing compromising or damaging information about them;force (someone) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings
    • verb: blackmail, 3rd person present: blackmails, gerund or present participle: blackmailing, past tense: blackmailed, past participle: blackmailed

    • noun: blackmail

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding payment or another benefit from someone in return for not revealing compromising or damaging information about them they were acquitted of charges of blackmail she recounted the blackmail threats
    • money demanded by a person or group engaged in blackmail we do not pay blackmail
    • the use of threats or the manipulation of someone's feelings to force them to do something some people use emotional blackmail ‘If you don't talk to her, I'll move out.’ ‘That's blackmail and you know it.’

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    • IPA[ˈblakˌmāl]

    美式

    • n.
      the action, treated as a criminal offense, of demanding payment or another benefit from someone ... they were acquitted of charges of blackmail
    • v.
      demand money or another benefit from (someone) in return for not revealing compromising or ... trying to blackmail him for $400,000

    Oxford American Dictionary