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blackmail

verb

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to use blackmail against (someone)
  • The old man was being blackmailed by his nephew.

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The first known use of blackmail was in 1552

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blackly

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“Blackmail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blackmail. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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