Definition of 'alibi'

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Synonyms of "alibi"
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Example sentences containing 'alibi'

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If the homeowner of that building can provide an alibi, he or she can be exempt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was interviewed by police but provided an alibi placing him at a party. The Sun (2010)The detective pursues a stage magician with the perfect alibi. The Sun (2009)Or just use it as the perfect alibi when life gets the better of you. The Sun (2014)Did all the tenants have an alibi for the time of the burglary? The Sun (2014)The next day my pal reluctantly agreed to give me an alibi in case my boyfriend got suspicious. The Sun (2008)He called the police the day after and admitted being at the scene but gave them a false alibi. The Sun (2014)He refused to provide an alibi for his son, who is wanted by police. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Cops didn't check his mobile phone which proved his alibi was true. The Sun (2012)A picnic provides a decent alibi. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had, in fact, a perfect alibi. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Police notes, which were withheld from the jury, gave him a potential alibi. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He's got the victim's blood on his jacket and he has no plausible alibi for the night of the murder. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Europe has always given him an alibi and that's what he's counting on yet again to stay in a job. The Sun (2009)He insisted on his innocence, but when it was discovered that he had tried to set up a false alibi, he was charged with the murder. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'alibi'

British English: alibi /ˈælɪˌbaɪ/ NOUN
If you have an alibi, you can prove that you were somewhere else when a crime was committed.
He has an alibi.
  • American English: alibi
  • Arabic: دَفْعٌ بِالغَيْبَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: álibi
  • Chinese: 不在犯罪现场
  • Croatian: alibi
  • Czech: alibi
  • Danish: alibi
  • Dutch: alibi
  • European Spanish: coartada
  • Finnish: alibi
  • French: alibi
  • German: Alibi
  • Greek: άλλοθι
  • Italian: alibi
  • Japanese: アリバイ
  • Korean: 알리바이
  • Norwegian: alibi
  • Polish: alibi
  • European Portuguese: álibi
  • Romanian: alibi
  • Russian: алиби
  • Spanish: coartada
  • Swedish: alibi
  • Thai: พยานอ้างอิงที่อยู่
  • Turkish: mazeret
  • Ukrainian: алібі
  • Vietnamese: chứng cớ ngoại phạm


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