blackmail

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Noun[change]

Singular
blackmail

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) Blackmail is an offence whereby someone extorts money or benefits in return of not [[revealing compromising or damaging information about them.

Verb[change]

Plain form
blackmail

Third-person singular
blackmails

Past tense
blackmailed

Past participle
blackmailed

Present participle
blackmailing

  1. (transitive) If you are blackmailed, it means that someone is threatening you for money or benefits in return for not revealing damaging information of you.
    He was caught for blackmailing a businesswoman by threatening to expose an alleged fraud.