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noun [uncountable] blackmail pronunciation in British English /ˈblækˌmeɪl/
  1. 1
    the crime of making someone give you money or do what you want by threatening to tell people embarrassing information about them
    Barrett was in court, facing a charge of blackmail.
  2. 2
    the use of threats to persuade a person or government to do what you want
    the risk of nuclear blackmail by terrorist organizations

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