Thesaurus / blackmail
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Ransomeware is highly effective when coupled with the exfiltration of secrets to add blackmail pressure for companies and institutions to pay up.
HOW GOOTKIT TROJAN DISTRIBUTES RANSOMWARE VIA GOOGLE SERPSDETLEF JOHNSONMARCH 3, 2021SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Police are said to have contacted the hackers, who left behind a blackmail note, and persuaded them to supply a digital key that would decrypt the hospital’s 30 infected computer servers.
RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON A HOSPITAL MAY BE FIRST EVER TO CAUSE A DEATHRHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
If this stinking quartet takes it into its head to levy annual blackmail, where is the money coming from?
Bois l'Hery's horses were unsound, Schwalbach's gallery was a swindle, Moessard's articles a recognised blackmail.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
The only possible scandal lies in the fact that Mrs. Withers paid blackmail for years.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
He attempted to blackmail my father, as he had already done so many times, but his scheme was frustrated.
THE CZAR'S SPYWILLIAM LE QUEUX
All the American press is not founded upon this system of virtual blackmail.
AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
I can't afford to advertise in his vile sheet; it's blackmail; money wasted—thrown away.
DOMINIE DEANELLIS PARKER BUTLER
What this particular "lady" is to the "gentleman" we don't know, but it sounds very much like blackmail.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
It seemed puzzling, because you wouldn't think of him as a likely subject for blackmail.
WORDS RELATED TO BLACKMAIL
- bear down
- bear hard on
- bring pressure to bear upon
- pin down
- put screws to
- put squeeze on
- fast one
- fast shuffle
- sharp practice
- song and dance
- carry off
- hold for ransom
- hold up
- make off with
- rip off
- run off with
- spirit away
- stick up
- take possession of
- walk off with
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