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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information v. - Obtain through threats; Exert pressure on someone through threats.

Usage examples (34)
  • They wanted their own way, and when they realized they couldn't get it, they tried blackmail tactics.
  • Ahhh, the first of the blackmail from the Federal government.
  • And BTW, apparently bribery and blackmail is legal if you work for Congress.
  • Indeed, I suspect that explicit blackmail is hardly necessary in these cases. for more
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