Hush-money

  • 1 hush money — ➔ money * * * hush money UK US noun [U] INFORMAL ► money that is given to someone so that they will not give secret information to other people: »His secretary claims he offered her hush money to keep quiet about the affair …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Hush money — Hush Hush, n. Stillness; silence; quiet. [R.] It is the hush of night. Byron. [1913 Webster] {Hush money}, money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the disclosure of facts. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 hush money — I noun blackmail, blood money, bribe, corrupt money, enticement, graft, gratuity, inducement, prize, slush fund, temptation associated concepts: bribery II index blackmail, bribe, graft …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 hush money — hush .money n [U] money that is paid to someone not to tell other people about something embarrassing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 hush money — hush ,money noun uncount money that is paid so that someone will not tell other people about embarrassing or illegal behavior …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 hush money — money that you pay someone to stop them telling anyone else about something that you want to keep secret. His assistant had been paid hush money to stop him from speaking to the press …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 7 hush money — ► NOUN informal ▪ money paid to someone to prevent them from disclosing information …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 hush money — n. money paid to a person to keep him or her from telling something …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 hush money — noun a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret • Hypernyms: ↑bribe, ↑payoff * * * noun [noncount] : money paid so that someone will keep information secret : money that you pay someone to hush something up He s accused of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 hush money — n. money paid to buy someone’s silence. □ They paid enough hush money to silence an army. □ There was some hush money paid to someone in city hall …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 11 Hush Money — Infobox Film name = Hush Money image size = caption = director = Sidney Lanfield producer = writer = Philip Klein narrator = starring = Joan Bennett Hardie Albright Owen Moore Myrna Loy George Raft music = Glen Knight cinematography = John F.… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 hush money — N UNCOUNT If a person is paid hush money, someone gives them money not to reveal information they have which could be damaging or embarrassing. [INFORMAL] …

    English dictionary

  • 13 hush money — noun A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime). The scandal was even greater when it was announced that hush money had been paid to keep the faulty products unannounced …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 hush money —  Bribe; payment to keep someone quiet.  ► “The probe revolved around allegations that the company’s former chairman, Roy Speer, and other top executives received KICKBACKS and paid hush money to would be WHISTLEBLOWERS.” (Wall Street Journal,… …

    American business jargon

  • 15 hush money — hush′ mon ey n. a bribe to keep someone from revealing scandalous or damaging information • Etymology: 1700–10 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 hush money —    a bribe to ensure silence    Hush for the ensuing quiet. Less often as hush payments:     People objected to the bald language, the discussions of hush payments and stonewalling. (Colodny and Gettlin, 1991, describing the tapes of Nixon s… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 17 hush money — /ˈhʌʃ mʌni / (say hush munee) noun a bribe to keep silent about something …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 hush money — Synonyms and related words: account, allowance, assessment, bill, blackmail, blood money, boodle, bribe, bribe money, emolument, fee, footing, gratification, gratuity, initiation fee, mileage, payoff, payola, protection, reckoning, retainer,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 hush money — noun informal money paid to someone to prevent them from disclosing embarrassing or discreditable information …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 hush money — noun (U) money that is paid to someone not to tell other people about something embarrassing …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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