19 / 04 / 2006
RACKET-RACKETEERING: meaning and examples
Today we are continuing with our crime words. So far we have seen the verbs to blackmail
(to make someone give you money or to do what you want by threatening to tell people negative or embarrassing information about them) and to bribe
(to give money or presents to someone so they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal).
Today's Words are
--> an illegal activity that makes money.
--> the crime of making money from illegal activities.
The two mafia members were arrested for a smuggling racket
has become one of the preferred hobbies of some politicians.
We can also refer to the person who practices racketeering
as a racketeer
: What do you think of the mayor?
: That racketeer
? I think he should be put in prison.
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