take a bribe

accept money that is meant to influence a decision or an opinion

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bribe — I n. 1) to give, offer a bribe 2) to accept, take a bribe II v. 1)(D; tr.) to bribe into (to bribe smb. into collusion) 2) (H) they bribed him to overlook the violation * * * [braɪb] offer a bribe take a (H) they bribed him to overlook the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bribe — ▪ I. bribe bribe 1 [braɪb] noun [countable] LAW an amount of money or something valuable that someone gives you to persuade you to help them or do something dishonest for them: • US citizens are forbidden by law from offering bribes to officials… …   Financial and business terms

  • bribe — bribe1 [braıb] v [T] 1.) to illegally give someone, especially a public official, money or a gift in order to persuade them to do something for you ▪ The only way we could get into the country was by bribing the border officials. bribe sb to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — takable, takeable, adj. taker, n. /tayk/, v., took, taken, taking, n. v.t. 1. to get into one s hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write. 2. to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a book …   Universalium

  • take — I. verb (took; taken; taking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to get into one s hands or into one s possession, power, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • take — [[t]teɪk[/t]] v. took, tak•en, tak•ing, n. 1) to get into one s hands or possession by voluntary action: Take the book, please[/ex] 2) to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a child by the hand[/ex] 3) to get into one s possession or control by force… …   From formal English to slang

  • bribe — [n] payoff to influence illegal or wrong activity allurement, bait, blackmail, buyoff, compensation, contract, corrupting gift, corrupt money, enticement, envelope*, feedbag*, fringe benefit, gift, goody*, graft, gratuity, gravy*, grease*, hush… …   New thesaurus

  • bribe to take a false oath — index suborn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bribe — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + BRIBE ▪ give sb, offer (sb), pay sb ▪ He admitted paying bribes to police officers. ▪ accept, take PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • bribe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. graft, bait; grease, payola, fix, hush money (all sl.). v. t. overtip; suborn, tempt, corrupt, grease [the palm]. See offer, purchase. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. graft, fee, reward, hush money, sop, lure …   English dictionary for students

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