Definition of blackmail noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    blackmail

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈblækmeɪl//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the crime of demanding money from a person by threatening to tell someone else a secret about them
  2. 2the act of putting pressure on a person or a group to do something they do not want to do, for example by making threats or by making them feel guilty emotional/moral blackmail
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