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  1. bribe

    • IPA[brīb]

    美式

    • v.
      persuade (someone) to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement
    • n.
      a sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone
    • verb: bribe, 3rd person present: bribes, gerund or present participle: bribing, past tense: bribed, past participle: bribed

    • noun: bribe, plural noun: bribes

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. persuade (someone) to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement an undercover agent bribed the judge into giving a lenient sentence you weren't willing to be good to your sister without being bribed with a lollipop

    名詞

    • 1. a sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone lawmakers were caught accepting bribes to bring in legalized gambling