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New English File Upper-Intermediate 3A
New English File Upper-Intermediate
Terms in this set (37)
to force sb to give you money or do sth for you by threatening them, for example by saying you will tell people a secret about them:
She __________ed him for years by threatening to tell the newspapers about their affair.
to give sb money or sth valuable in order to persuade them to help you, especially by doing sth dishonest:
They ________d the guards with cigarettes.
to enter a building illegally, usually using force, and steal from it:
We were ______d while we were away
the crime of cheating sb in order to get money or goods illegally:
She was charged with credit card ________.
to take sb away illegally and keep them as a prisoner, especially in order to get money or sth else for returning them
to attack sb violently in order to steal their money, especially in a public place
the crime of killing sb illegally but not deliberately
to murder an important or famous person, especially for political reasons:
President Kennedy was _________d in Dallas.
to take, send or bring goods or people secretly and illegally into or out of a country, etc.:
He managed to ________ a gun into the prison.
to accuse sb formally of a crime so that there can be a trial in court:
He was _______d with murder.
a person who sees sth happen and is able to describe it to other people:
Police have appealed for the _______ to the accident.
to decide and state officially in court that sb is not guilty of a crime
a sum of money that must be paid as punishment for breaking a law or rule:
He paid a ______ for speeding.
the punishment given by a court
The _______ for theft is up to five years.
the punishment by which sb spends the rest of their life in prison
the punishment of being killed that is used in some countries for very serious crimes
the state of being in prison, especially while waiting for trial:
After the riot, 32 people were taken into police ________.
a punishment given to a criminal in court which means that they will only go to prison if they commit another crime within a particular period of time
the lawyer or lawyers whose job is to prove in court that a person did not commit a crime
the lawyer or organisation trying to prove in court that sb is guilty of a crime
get away with
(phr. v.) to do sth wrong and not be punished for it:
Don't be tempted to cheat—you'll never _____ ____ ____ it.
an area of ground that is very wet or covered with water and in which plants, trees, etc. are growing
to state in court that you are guilty or not guilty of a crime
carefully prepared so that it contains no mistakes, faults or weaknesses:
a ________ alibi
to catch sb in the act of doing sth wrong or committing a crime
having a tendency to show favour towards or against one group of people or one opinion for personal reasons; making unfair judgements
to decay, decompose
(phr.v.) to offer your help, services, etc.:
Police have asked witnesses of the accident to ______ ______.
a person's behaviour in a particular place or in a particular situation:
Golf has a strict code of ________.
to pretend not to notice sth bad that is happening, so you do not have to do anything about it
to turn a ______ ______ to something
a formal request to a court or to sb in authority for a judgement
Paul Mystery made a public _______ for information about his wife's murder.
on the loose
having escaped from somewhere; free
SYN at large:
Three prisoners are still _____ ____ ______.
a person who makes a formal complaint against sb in court
a written order to attend court as a witness to give evidence
(usually used in the passive form) to officially charge sb with a crime, esp. in US grand juries:
The senator was _______ed for murder.
the opposite of strict
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
NEF Upper-Intermediate File 4
New English File Upper Intermediate 3B
New English File Upper-intermediate 1C
New English File Upper-Intermediate Personality
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