Examples of kingpin in a Sentence
kingpins of the movie industry
a police sting that nabbed several kingpins of the city's drug trade
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Since the crackdown on cartels began, many important drug kingpins have been arrested, leaving gangs to fight among themselves and fragment.
Meet Isabela Moner Alejandro is hired again by CIA operative Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to start a war between dueling cartels by kidnapping Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner), the teenage daughter of infamous kingpin Carlos Reyes.
The drug kingpin only seems immortal, calmly dodging his enemies and competitors for decades.
Tyrone is obsessed with catching Detective Connors (J.D. Evermore), a powerful VICE cop and secret drug kingpin who killed his brother (Marqus Clae) and has no problem murdering more people.
Isaiah's new job enrages his sister, Nya (Lex Scott Davis), who used to date Dmitri (Y'lan Noel), the drug kingpin in the neighborhood.
Her ex-boyfriend (Y’lan Noel) is now a drug kingpin whose heavily armed soldiers are in place to protect their money, drugs, and friends from any and all comers.
The government has had a longstanding strategy of attacking organized crime groups by taking down kingpins.
Graver wants to abduct the kingpin’s daughter to trigger a gang war.
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KINGPIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kingpin for English Language Learners
: a person who controls an organization or activity
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