blackmail

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1 blackmail /ˈblækˌmeɪl/ noun
1 blackmail
/ˈblækˌmeɪl/
noun
Learner's definition of BLACKMAIL
[noncount]
: the crime of threatening to tell secret information about someone unless the person being threatened gives you money or does what you want sometimes used figuratively
: something (such as money) that is received through blackmail
2 blackmail /ˈblækˌmeɪl/ verb
blackmails; blackmailed; blackmailing
2 blackmail
/ˈblækˌmeɪl/
verb
blackmails; blackmailed; blackmailing
Learner's definition of BLACKMAIL
[+ object]
: to use blackmail against (someone)

— blackmailer

noun, plural blackmailers [count]
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