crime · noun /krɑɪm/Full view
Nouns: crime, criminal
Adjectives: criminal, incriminating
Verbs: incriminate
Adverbs: criminally
B1 U illegal activities
Dictionary examples:

crime prevention

serious/violent crime

We need tough new measures to fight crime.

a life of crime

Learner example:

The problem is the pollution and the crime. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

B1 C an illegal act
Dictionary examples:

He admitted committing several crimes, including two robberies.

The defendant is accused of/charged with arson.

A knife was found at the scene of the crime.

Bombing civilians is a crime against humanity.

Learner example:

It's about the police [in] Los Angeles, I think, trying to discover how the criminals d[id] the crimes. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)

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