crime

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkraɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kraɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(krīm)


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crime
A crime is an illegal action for which a person can be punished by law. You usually say that someone commits a crime.
A crime has been committed.
The police had no evidence of him having committed any crime.
Be careful
Don't say that someone ‘does a crime or `makes a crime’.
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