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crime

  
1    atrocity, fault, felony, job     (informal)   malfeasance, misdeed, misdemeanour, offence, outrage, transgression, trespass, unlawful act, violation, wrong  
2    corruption, delinquency, guilt, illegality, iniquity, lawbreaking, malefaction, misconduct, sin, unrighteousness, vice, villainy, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing  
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crime

  
  ( crimes    plural  )
1       n-var   A crime is an illegal action or activity for which a person can be punished by law.  
He and Lieutenant Cassidy were checking the scene of the crime..., Mr Steele has committed no crime and poses no danger to the public..., We need a positive programme of crime prevention.     
2       n-count   If you say that doing something is a crime, you think it is very wrong or a serious mistake.  
usu sing, oft it v-link N to-inf     (disapproval)    (=sin)  
It would be a crime to travel all the way to Australia and not stop in Sydney.     


crime scene        ( crime scenes    plural  ) A crime scene is a place that is being investigated by the police because a crime has taken place there.      n-count  
Photographs of the crime scene began to arrive within twenty minutes.     
crime wave      , crimewave  
When more crimes than usual are committed in a particular place, you can refer to this as a crime wave.      n-sing  
The country is in the grip of a teenage crime wave.     
hate crime        ( hate crimes    plural  ) A hate crime is a crime, especially against people such as homosexuals and members of ethnic minorities, that is motivated by feelings of hatred.      n-count  
organized crime     
in BRIT, also use organised crime     
Organized crime refers to criminal activities which involve large numbers of people and are organized and controlled by a small group.      n-uncount  
street crime     
Street crime refers to crime such as vandalism, car theft and mugging that are usually committed outdoors.      n-uncount  

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Consulte también:

chime, cringe, criminal, cruise

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n.
Cyberextortion is online crime threatening to attack a person coupled with demand of illegal gains to stop the attack
[Leg.];[Tech.] online threat to gain illegal gains

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