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  • 1 corrupt — [kə rupt′] adj. [ME < L corruptus, pp. of corrumpere, to destroy, spoil, bribe < com , together + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. Obs. changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten 2. deteriorated from… …

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  • 2 corrupt — 01. The former president was obviously [corrupt], and is accused of having stolen millions of dollars from the country. 02. Suspicions of widespread [corruption] in government have resulted in the downfall of the presidency. 03. There is a lot of …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 3 corrupt — corruptedly, adv. corruptedness, n. corrupter, corruptor, n. corruptive, adj. corruptively, adv. corruptly, adv. corruptness, n. /keuh rupt /, adj …

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  • 4 corrupt — cor•rupt [[t]kəˈrʌpt[/t]] adj. 1) law guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery: a corrupt judge[/ex] 2) law debased in character; depraved 3) infected; tainted 4) decayed; putrid 5) made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text 6) to cause… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 corrupt — adj. & v. adj. 1 morally depraved; wicked. 2 influenced by or using bribery or fraudulent activity. 3 (of a text, language, etc.) harmed (esp. made suspect or unreliable) by errors or alterations. 4 rotten. v. 1 tr. & intr. make or become corrupt …

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  • 6 corrupt — /kəˈrʌpt / (say kuh rupt) adjective 1. dishonest; without integrity; guilty of dishonesty, especially involving bribery: a corrupt judge. 2. debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil. 3. putrid. 4. infected; tainted. 5. made bad by… …

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  • 7 Corrupt (Angel) — Corrupt Angel episode Episode no. Season 1 Episode 2 Directed by N/A Written by …

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  • 8 Corrupt — Cor*rupt (k?r r?pt ), v. i. 1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act 1883 — The Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act 1883 Parliament of the United Kingdom Long title An Act for the better prevention of Corrupt and Illegal Practices at Parliamentary Elections …

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  • 10 corrupt — [[t]kərʌ̱pt[/t]] corrupts, corrupting, corrupted 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power. ...to save the nation from corrupt… …

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  • 11 corrupt — I UK [kəˈrʌpt] / US adjective * 1) a) doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things in order to gain money or power corrupt politicians/officials/judges b) used about societies or systems a brutal, corrupt, and violent dictatorship 2) computing… …

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  • 12 corrupt — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, from com + rumpere to break more at reave Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to change from good to bad in morals, manners, or actions; also bribe …

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  • 13 corrupt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Corrupt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑mind, ↑moral, ↑youth {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB …

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  • 14 corrupt — cor|rupt1 [ kə rʌpt ] adjective * 1. ) doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things in order to gain money or power: corrupt politicians/officials/judges a ) used about societies or systems: a brutal, corrupt, and violent dictatorship 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 cor|rupt´ness — cor|rupt «kuh RUHPT», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. morally bad; evil; wicked: »a corrupt man, corrupt desires. The thief led a corrupt life. 2. influenced by bribes; dishonest: »a corrupt judge. SYNONYM(S): venal. 3 …

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  • 16 cor|rupt´ly — cor|rupt «kuh RUHPT», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. morally bad; evil; wicked: »a corrupt man, corrupt desires. The thief led a corrupt life. 2. influenced by bribes; dishonest: »a corrupt judge. SYNONYM(S): venal. 3 …

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  • 17 cor|rup´tor — cor|rupt «kuh RUHPT», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. morally bad; evil; wicked: »a corrupt man, corrupt desires. The thief led a corrupt life. 2. influenced by bribes; dishonest: »a corrupt judge. SYNONYM(S): venal. 3 …

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  • 18 cor|rupt´er — cor|rupt «kuh RUHPT», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. morally bad; evil; wicked: »a corrupt man, corrupt desires. The thief led a corrupt life. 2. influenced by bribes; dishonest: »a corrupt judge. SYNONYM(S): venal. 3 …

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  • 19 cor|rupt — «kuh RUHPT», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. morally bad; evil; wicked: »a corrupt man, corrupt desires. The thief led a corrupt life. 2. influenced by bribes; dishonest: »a corrupt judge. SYNONYM(S): venal. 3 …

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  • 20 HOSEA, BOOK OF — HOSEA, BOOK OF, the first of the 12 books that make up the minor prophets . Everything points to this book s having been produced in the kingdom of israel and redacted, after the fall of that state, in Judah; and this makes it a valuable source… …

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