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English noun: crime

1. crime (act) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act


SamplesA long record of crimes.


Synonymscriminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense


Broader (hypernym)evildoing, transgression


Narrower (hyponym)attack, attempt, barratry, capital offense, commission, committal, cybercrime, felony, forgery, fraud, Had crime, high treason, highjack, hijack, infraction, infringement, lese majesty, mayhem, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, perpetration, regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense, Tazir crime, thuggery, treason, vice crime, victimless crime, violation, war crime


Domain categorycriminal law


Domain category membersabduct, black market, black marketeer, blackmail, bootleg, bribe, buy, buy off, carjack, commandeer, corrupt, crib, extort, fob off, foist off, grease one's palms, highjack, hijack, hold up, impress, kick back, kidnap, lift, lift, loot, mug, nobble, palm off, pay off, pirate, pirate, plagiarise, plagiarize, plunder, push, pyramid, rake off, ransom, redeem, run, rustle, scalp, shanghai, shoplift, skyjack, smuggle, snatch, stick up, traffic

2. crime (act) an evil act not necessarily punishable by law


SamplesCrimes of the heart.


Broader (hypernym)evildoing, transgression









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