English vocabulary and translations (See all)
to bribe: to buy off, to corrupt, to pay an official to ignore one's activities (the police, for example)
a bribe a pay-off, money paid to the police or authorities to ignore your illegal activities
UK: I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't bribed the president.
US: The judge is known to accept bribes.
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- "You basically represent two people at this office: Dave in the cafeteria, whom you bribed with two beers and a piece of cake, and Laura in accounts, who thought she was signing up for a cruise to Hawaii."
- "You can't bribe clients!"
- "Kevin : He's probably bribed the customs officials to allow you to enter the country illegally."
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