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19 / 04 / 2006

RACKET-RACKETEERING: meaning and examples

Good morning, 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: racket or racketeering Meaning: racket --> an illegal activity that makes money. racketeering --> the crime of making money from illegal activities. Example 1: The two mafia members were arrested for a smuggling racket. Example 2: Racketeering has become one of the preferred hobbies of some politicians. We can also refer to the person who practices racketeering as a racketeer. Example 3: Speaker 1: What do you think of the mayor? Speaker 1: That racketeer? I think he should be put in prison. If you have any questions about today's words, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. Special Offer: If you are interested in trying the Daily Vitamin Plus! for one week for free and with no obligation, all you have to do is contact us. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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