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noun [countable]     bribe pronunciation in British English
/braɪb/
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singularbribe
pluralbribes
  1. money or a present given to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal
    take/accept a bribe:

    Some officials had apparently taken bribes from arms dealers.

    1. a.
      a promise that you will give something to someone, especially a child, if they will agree to do what you want
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