bribe

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
bribe

Plural
bribes

  1. (countable) A bribe is a reward that is given to someone, so that they do something they normally wouldn't. It's different from payment in that a bribe is usually for something illegal, or against some rules.
    He gave the judge a bribe so that he would win the contest.

Verb[change]

Plain form
bribe

Third-person singular
bribes

Past tense
bribed

Past participle
bribed

Present participle
bribing

  1. When you bribe someone, you give a reward so that they do something they normally wouldn't.