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Money paid to someone to prevent them from disclosing embarrassing or discreditable information.
payment, payout, reward, recompense, considerationView synonyms
- ‘You talked earlier about how a small sum like $10,000 couldn't be considered hush money.’
- ‘We had been paying her hush money for four years.’
- ‘He demanded $60 million hush money to prevent the filing of the sexual harassment lawsuit.’
- ‘And as the architect of the scheme, I would be fêted and richly rewarded, and would retire in luxury on my hush money.’
- ‘Defendants demanded $60 million in hush money to keep quiet and never once lowered this outrageous, extortionate demand.’
- ‘The two men are paid compensation and hush money by the mine owners over the deaths.’
- ‘Perish the thought that the cash flow might tacitly function as hush money.’
- ‘But because prostitution is illegal, brothel owners pays no taxes, instead giving regular bribes and hush money to corrupt policemen.’
- ‘Their only job appears to be collect their hush money.’
- ‘His decision was rational in the way that hush money is often rational - the briber would rather pay the money than have the information revealed.’
- ‘I rely of course on their innate decency to not tell of the horrid things they have seen, or hopefully ask me for hush money before publicising the truth.’
- ‘Word got back to Detroit, and the car company offered the woman a wad of hush money.’
- ‘The officer, suspected of kidnap involvement, was also said to have received $10,000 in hush money not to expose a prostitution ring in Central Trinidad.’
- ‘Was this just charity, or was it payment for services rendered or some kind of hush money?’
- ‘However, there are requests for money to meet expenses related to hush money, fees, taxes and assorted payments to sundry individuals.’
- ‘Allegations his lawyers had offered hush money to a prosecution witness were never substantiated.’
- ‘Not knowing what else to do, the sites paid up the hush money for a license, and were allowed back online.’
hush money/ˈhəSH ˈˌmənē/
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