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Noun: blackmail  'blak,meyl
  1. Extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
Verb: blackmail  'blak,meyl
  1. Exert pressure on someone through threats
    - blackjack, pressure
     
  2. (crime) obtain through threats

Derived forms: blackmails, blackmailed, blackmailing

Type of: act upon, extort, extortion, influence, work

Encyclopedia: Blackmail