Definition of 'corrupt'
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They think she's corrupt and dishonest, and epitomises a system that is stacked against them. The Sun (2016)She is one of thousands of Afghan refugees who have obtained fake identity cards from corrupt officials, investigators said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He claimed she had told him:'The local police are corrupt and if you pay them you can get away with anything. The Sun (2017)There's no way I could be a policewoman because the power would corrupt me. The Sun (2016)Those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature. Christianity Today (2000)This is legalised begging and the people involved are morally corrupt. The Sun (2015)They use two specific applications in the battle against false logs and corrupted police notes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet if one person gains power and becomes corrupted it changes completely. The Sun (2014)This is the most corrupt government in our history. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were fears that some could be stolen and sold on by corrupt officials. The Sun (2008)Mali is one of the poorest and most corrupt nations on earth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Nor is it obvious that there is something unusually corrupt about the culture in banking generally. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You have a group of good people caught up in a system that has become corrupt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We must have the power to remove a corrupt and deceitful man from office. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These people have been oppressed by a corrupt police force for years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are therefore less likely to be corrupted by power than those untrained in its exercise. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)There is a corrupt and predatory government in power. Times, Sunday Times (2011)English gardeners corrupted that into something more manageable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We want this corrupt system to become a thing of the past. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Money is corrupting this whole technology. The Sun (2007)You're not about to be corrupted by it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They warned him about corrupt cops, drunken army commanders and vicious drug traffickers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He blamed money for corrupting the Church. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The offence they were being punished for was having long hair and corrupting the nation 's young. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Loving things can be bad for us, for example when the things we love are morally corrupt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Fears about the corrupting influence of commerce have led governments to intervene, but seldom with much effect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a percentage of their total numbers, how corrupt and dishonest are MPs? The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'corrupt'
British English: corrupt /kəˈrʌpt/ ADJECTIVE
A corrupt person behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing illegal things for money.
- American English: corrupt
- Arabic: فَاسِد
- Brazilian Portuguese: corrupto
- Chinese: 腐败的
- Croatian: korumpiran
- Czech: zkorumpovaný
- Danish: korrupt
- Dutch: corrupt
- European Spanish: corrupto
- Finnish: lahjottu
- French: corrompu
- German: korrupt
- Greek: διεφθαρμένος
- Italian: corrotto
- Japanese: 腐敗した
- Korean: 타락한
- Norwegian: korrupt
- Polish: skorumpowany
- European Portuguese: corrupto
- Romanian: corupt
- Russian: порочный
- Spanish: corrupto
- Swedish: korrumperad
- Thai: ทุจริต
- Turkish: yozlaşmış
- Ukrainian: продажний
- Vietnamese: tham nhũng
British English: corrupt VERB
If someone is corrupted by something, it causes them to become dishonest and unjust and unable to be trusted.
It is sad to see a man so corrupted by the desire for money and power.
Money corrupted the academic's pursuit of knowledge.
Definition of corrupt from the Collins English Dictionary
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