Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of blackmail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or practice of extorting money by exciting fears of injury other than bodily harm, as injury to reputation.

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Examples

  • He doesn’t have a record of being interested in blackmailing Democrats.

    Matthew Yglesias » Scandal!

  • Nah, less than half that; He doesn’t have a record of being interested in blackmailing Democrats.

    Matthew Yglesias » Scandal!

  • Not the greatest track recordif that was what she wanted to call blackmailing me into snooping around my friends dorm rooms.

    Untouchable

  • He had then hit on the idea of blackmailing Borla, and it was in pursuance of this scheme that I now found him.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • I was thinking what a kook Silverman is and what an odd way to 'force' votes, just the notion of blackmailing grandparents for votes ...

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  • However, Vázquez, a leftist who completed his five-year term in March, accused the tobacco giant of "blackmailing" pressure.

    Uruguay bows to pressure over anti-smoking law amendments

  • The clang-clang-clang surrounding a plan to use overhead trolley wires on H Street and Benning Road continued Thursday with the District's transportation chief scolding the chairman of the region's planning commission and suggesting he was "blackmailing" local elected officials.

    Dispute deepens on overhead wires for D.C. trolley

  • For some years now, I have been 'blackmailing' others to write my posts for me.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Every single time I read that I see 'blackmailing', not blacksmithing.

    "Valkyrie" (2009)

  • He accused Ukraine of "blackmailing" Gazprom, by demanding "free gas" in order to open up its pipelines to the EU, a charge Kiev denies.

    Standoff Exposes EU Weaknesses, Analysts Say

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