embezzle
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /əmˈbɛzəl/
Verb

embezzle (embezzles, present participle embezzling; past and past participle embezzled)

  1. (legal, business) To steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from the organisation for which one works.
    • 1903, H.G. Wells, Twelve Stories and a Dream
      You waste your education in burglary. You should do one of two things. Either you should forge or you should embezzle. For my own part, I embezzle.
    • 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner
      You let Dunsey have it, sir? And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?
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