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  • extortion racket — ➔ racket * * * extortion racket UK US noun [C] ► an organized illegal activity in which a person or group tries to get money from someone by using force or threats: »Ten people have been arrested on charges of running an extortion racket in the… …   Financial and business terms

  • racket — rack‧et [ˈrækt] noun [countable] COMMERCE a dishonest or illegal way of obtaining money: • He had used his position to set up a cocaine racket. racket in • a racket in stolen goods exˈtortion ˌracket a situation in which criminals get money …   Financial and business terms

  • extortion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ attempted ▪ alleged EXTORTION + NOUN ▪ racket ▪ He was known for running a brutal extortion racket …   Collocations dictionary

  • Racket — Rack et, n. 1. A scheme, dodge, trick, or the like; something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, or the like; also, such occurrence considered as an ordeal; as, to work a racket; to stand upon the racket. [Slang] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racket — [n1] commotion; fight agitation, babel, battle, blare, brawl, clamor, clangor, clash, clatter, din, disturbance, fracas, free for all*, fuss, hoo ha*, hubbub*, jangle, noise, outcry, pandemonium, riot, roar, row, ruction, rumpus*, shouting,… …   New thesaurus

  • extortion — [n] blackmail; cheating arm, badger, bite, coercion, compulsion, demand, exaction, force, fraud, oppression, payoff, payola*, pressure, protection, racket, rapacity, shake, shakedown*, squeeze, stealing, swindle, theft; concepts 53,139,192,342 …   New thesaurus

  • racket — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. uproar, din, clatter, hubbub; frolic, carouse, rumpus, hurly burly; battledore. See amusement, loudness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Disturbing noise] Syn. uproar, clatter, din; see noise 2 , uproar . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • racket — noun 1 noise ADJECTIVE ▪ deafening, frightful, infernal (esp. BrE), terrible ▪ Stop that infernal racket! VERB + RACKET ▪ make …   Collocations dictionary

  • Racket (crime) — A racket is an illegal business, usually run as part of organized crime. Engaging in a racket is called racketeering. Several forms of racket exist. The best known is the protection racket, in which criminals demand money from businesses in… …   Wikipedia

  • racket — racket1 /rak it/, n. 1. a loud noise or clamor, esp. of a disturbing or confusing kind; din; uproar: The traffic made a terrible racket in the street below. 2. social excitement, gaiety, or dissipation. 3. an organized illegal activity, such as… …   Universalium

  • Racket — 1. dishonest scheme, trick, etc. (from racket loud noise (i.e. so as to distract the victims of the trick)); 2. organised illegal activity such as the extortion of money by threat or violence from legitimate businessmen; 3. one s legitimate… …   Dictionary of Australian slang


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