Meaning: Steal or misappropriate (money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works) or to pilfer property or funds one has been entrusted to keep.

Synonyms: Misappropriation, theft, steal, robbery, thieving, pilfering, purloin, pilferage, swindling, defraud someone of, siphon off, to pocket.

In Hindi: ग़बन, अपहरण करनागबन करना

Use: Being a company accountant, it was easy for Nick to embezzle money from the employee retirement fund.

The minister is tempted to embezzle the money from the tax revenue collections so that he can pay his gambling debts.


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