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embezzle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
embezzleem‧bez‧zle /ɪmˈbezəl/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  SCCto steal money from the place where you work Two managers were charged with embezzling $400,000.embezzlement noun [uncountable]embezzler noun [countable]see thesaurus at steal
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embezzleTwo managers were charged with embezzling $400,000 over a ten-year period.The charge sheet reveals that Mr Milosevic and his fellow conspirators allegedly embezzled $ 400m in state funds.It was clear that funds were being embezzled but who could be doing it?The court was told that Julie had been embezzling funds for the last two years.After embezzling funds he spent time in prison in the 80s.He embezzled large amounts of money to finance his gambling.Several years later she also killed Baily, who apparently had discovered that Christine Loyd was embezzling money from her.Federal prosecutors have established that corrupt private contractors and government officials embezzled more than $ 2.5 million from the department.His pickers embezzled one pound in twenty and disguised the weight loss by throwing the wool on to wet stones.It was considered as wrong then as it is now to embezzle the Crown's revenues.DeRusha made the charges after he allegedly embezzled up to $ 619,000 from the Flynn committee.
From Longman Business Dictionaryembezzleem‧bez‧zle /ɪmˈbezəl/ verb [intransitive, transitive]LAWACCOUNTING if someone embezzles money from the company or organization they work for, they steal it, perhaps over a period of time, and use it for themselvesAn American banker, accused of embezzling $13 million, yesterday gave himself up to the authorities.embezzlement noun [uncountable]Several employees were imprisoned for embezzlement.charges relating to the embezzlement of public funds.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
embezzle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyembezzle
he, she, itembezzles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyembezzled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave embezzled
he, she, ithas embezzled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad embezzled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill embezzle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have embezzled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam embezzling
he, she, itis embezzling
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you, we, theyare embezzling
Past
I, he, she, itwas embezzling
you, we, theywere embezzling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been embezzling
he, she, ithas been embezzling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been embezzling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be embezzling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been embezzling
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