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Joyriding (n)

Driving fast and dangerously for pleasure, especially in a stolen vehicle.
Joyrider (n) / Joyride (n)

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Drunk driving (n)

The act of driving a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol

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Drug dealing

Collocation

94

Armed robbery

Collocation

95

Computer hacking

Collocation

96

Shoplifting (n)

The illegal act of taking goods from a shop without paying for them. Shoplift (v) / Shoplifter (n)

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Slander (n)

A false spoken statement about someone that damages their reputation, or the making of such a statement

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Mug (v)

To attack a person in a public place and steal their money
Mugging (n) / Mugger (n,p)

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Word family - Crimes

Burgle (v) / Burglary (n) / Burglar (n,p)
Murder (v) / Murder (n) / Murderer (n,p)
Arson (n) / Arsonist (n,p)
Steal (v) / Stealing-Theft / Thief (n,p)
Forge (v) / Forgery (n) / Forger (n,p)
Rob (v) / Robbery (n) / Robber (n,p)
Joyride (v) / Joyriding (n) / Joyrider (n,p)
Slander (v) / Slander (n) / Slanderer (n,p) / Slanderous (adj) / Slanderously (adv)

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Liaise (v)

To speak to people in other organizations, etc. in order to work with them or exchange information with them.
E.g.: Our head office will liaise with the suppliers to ensure delivery.
To be the link between two or more people, organizations, etc. E.g.: Her department liaises between the development team and the regional offices.

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Amnesty (n)

A decision by a government that allows political prisoners to go free.
A fixed period of time during which people are not punished for committing a particular crime.

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Anonymity (n)

The situation in which someone's name is not given or known.

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Come forward (v)

To offer to give help or information. E.g.: No witnesses to the accident have come forward yet, despite the police appeal.

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Clamp down on sth (v)

To take strong action to stop or limit a harmful or unwanted activity. E.g.: The government is clamping down on teenage drinking.

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Loathe (v)

To hate

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Innovative (adj)

With new ideas

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Detained (v passive)

Held as a prisoner

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Constructive (adj)

With a positive outcome

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Sceptical (adj)

Not convinced that sth is true

110

Concealed (adj)

Hidden

111

Tailor-made (adj)

Designed for someone particular

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Knee-jerk rection, response... (adj)

A quick reaction that does not allow you time to consider something carefully

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Lad (n)

A boy or young man

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Therefore (adv)

For that reason
e.g.: We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.

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Nonetheless (adv) - Also nevertheless

Despite what has just been said or done.
There are serious problems in our country. Nonetheless, we feel this is a good time to return.

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Close companions

Collocation

117

To run to a total/to run around

Expression

118

Particularly impressive

Collocation

119

Comment + on

Collocation

120

High hopes

Collocation