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corrupt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcorruptcor‧rupt1 /kəˈrʌpt/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 DISHONESTusing your power in a dishonest or illegal way in order to get an advantage for yourself opp incorruptible 🔊 Corrupt judges have taken millions of dollars in bribes.see thesaurus at dishonest2 BAD PERSONimmoral or dishonest 🔊 a corrupt society 🔊 officials engaged in corrupt practices3 PUREsomething that is corrupt is not pure or has been damaged or partly ruined 🔊 corrupt datacorruptly adverbcorruptness noun [uncountable]
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corruptA grand jury accused the police department of being brutal and corrupt.Some segments of your hard drive are corrupt.Edwards, a master psychologist of religion, represented his town as corrupt.The police force inherited by Nicholas was small, corrupt and ill-trained.They prefer a corrupt and known system.The police are too corrupt and they work for the Arellanos.Politics has become a corrupt, big-money game.Corrupt customs officials have helped the drug trade to flourish.It's generally impossible to compress such files - the program sees each overlay as corrupt data.a corrupted fileIn the 1970s, the city's police force was among the most corrupt in the nation.In fact, it would seem to contain the seeds from which corrupt marketing practices grow.Law enforcement officials consider it the most corrupt of six border crossings in Arizona.Perez said that there were virtually no procedures in place to weed out corrupt officials.Suburban communities swiftly expel sleazy politicians and weed out corrupt practices.
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corruptcorrupt2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSto encourage someone to start behaving in an immoral or dishonest way 🔊 Young prisoners are being corrupted by the older, long-term offenders.2 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTto change the traditional form of something, such as a language, so that it becomes worse than it was 🔊 The culture has been corrupted by Western influences.3 TDto change the information in a computer, so that the computer does not work properly anymore 🔊 a virus which corrupts the data on your hard drivecorruptible adjectivecorruptibility /kəˌrʌptəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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corruptHad a program run on start-up been corrupted?How you corrupted a young and lovely woman ... and subjected her to the most shatteringly depraved treatment.Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.Some of the files were corrupted and will have to be rewritten.Was Caringolat aware how the precise and fastidious sequences of the Vibrancy were being corrupted beyond Por Tanssie?Slowly their friendship was corrupted by competition.The prison system does not work because many of the younger offenders are being corrupted by older, long term prisoners.So Englishness is corrupted from the beginning.Further, the higher the profits, the easier it is to corrupt government agents.the corrupting influence of drugsPower and money corrupt, sure.Some make a protein, but others are so corrupted that they can no longer do anything.Excessive campaign spending is corrupting the American political system.The Senate will form a committee to determine if violence on television is corrupting young people.
From Longman Business Dictionarycorruptcor‧rupt1 /kəˈrʌpt/ adjective1LAWusing power in a dishonest or illegal way in order to get money or an advantage of some kindSwiss justice, in our experience, is as tough on corrupt bankers as it is on all other criminals.people wilfully involved in bribery or other corrupt practices2COMPUTING information on a computer that is corrupt has been damaged and can no longer be read or used by a computerThe file may contain corrupt data and may cause your machine to crash.corruptcorrupt2 verb [transitive]1to encourage someone to behave in an immoral or dishonest wayUS politics has been corrupted by money and the influence of special interests.2COMPUTING to damage information on a computer, so that it can no longer be read or used by a computerviruses which can corrupt and destroy computer datacorrupted adjective [only before a noun]A corrupted file is a big problem; you might never recover the data.corruptible adjectiveproviding arms and money to a corruptible military regime→ See Verb table
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Verb table
corrupt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycorrupt
he, she, itcorrupts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycorrupted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave corrupted
he, she, ithas corrupted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad corrupted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill corrupt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have corrupted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam corrupting
he, she, itis corrupting
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you, we, theyare corrupting
Past
I, he, she, itwas corrupting
you, we, theywere corrupting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been corrupting
he, she, ithas been corrupting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been corrupting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be corrupting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been corrupting
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