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verb [transitive] [often passive] corrupt pronunciation in British English /kəˈrʌpt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecorrupting
past tensecorrupted
past participlecorrupted

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to encourage someone to start doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things

    In his view, the people have been corrupted by their desire for wealth.

  2. 3
    to damage or spoil something

    I feared that my taste might have become corrupted.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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