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Noun
The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
“Police treated the approach as blackmail and brought charges against him last October.”
Noun
The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
Noun
A statement of an intention to harm someone or something
Noun
A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime)
Noun
A fraudulent deal
Noun
Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain
Verb
Intimidating for money
“She's using her police connections to blackmail money out of me.”
Verb
To force (someone) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings
“Mindy informed her friend that she could remember everything and attempted to blackmail her into leaving John.”
Verb
To take or seize off an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity
Verb
Exploit or defraud by taking small amounts of money over a period of time
Verb
Attack, terrorize
Verb
Take something without permission
Verb
To state one's intention to take hostile action against (someone) in retribution for something done or not done
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