Definition of pirate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pirate

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪrət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪrət//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pirate
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪrət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪrət//
 
he / she / it pirates
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪrəts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪrəts//
 
past simple pirated
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪrətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪrətɪd//
 
past participle pirated
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪrətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪrətɪd//
 
-ing form pirating
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪrətɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪrətɪŋ//
 
Computer software
 
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pirate something to copy and use or sell somebody’s work or a product without permission and without having the right to do so pirated computer games Jones was accused of having pirated the scientist’s work. See related entries: Computer software Word Origin Middle English: from Latin pirata, from Greek peiratēs, from peirein ‘to attempt, attack’ (from peira ‘an attempt’).
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