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blackmail

US [ˈblækˌmeɪl]
UK ['blæk.meɪl]
  • n.敲诈;勒索;威胁;胁迫
  • v.敲诈;勒索;要挟;胁迫
  • Web讹诈;敲诈勒索;勒索所得之款
Simple Present:blackmails  Present Participle:blackmailing  Past Tense:blackmailed  
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n.
1.
勒索;敲诈the crime of demanding money from a person by threatening to tell sb else a secret about them
2.
胁迫;威胁;恐吓the act of putting pressure on a person or a group to do sth they do not want to do, for example by making threats or by making them feel guilty
emotional/moral blackmail
情感上╱道德上胁迫
v.
1.
勒索;敲诈;要挟;胁迫to force sb to give you money or do sth for you by threatening them, for example by saying you will tell people a secret about them
She blackmailed him for years by threatening to tell the newspapers about their affair.
她以向报界公开他们的私情要挟了他很多年。
The President said he wouldn't be blackmailed into agreeing to the terrorists' demands.
总统说他不会因受恐怖分子的威胁而答应他们的要求。

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