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rack·et·eer

 (răk′ĭ-tîr′)
n.
A person who engages in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.
intr.v. rack·et·eered, rack·et·eer·ing, rack·et·eers
To engage in an illegal business or other organized illegal activities.

racketeer

(ˌrækɪˈtɪə)
n
a person engaged in illegal enterprises for profit
vb
(intr) to operate a racket
ˌrackeˈteering n

rack•et•eer

(ˌræk ɪˈtɪər)

n.
1. a person engaged in an organized illegal activity, as extortion.
v.i.
2. to engage in a racket.
[1925–30, Amer.]

racketeer


Past participle: racketeered
Gerund: racketeering

Imperative
racketeer
racketeer
Present
I racketeer
you racketeer
he/she/it racketeers
we racketeer
you racketeer
they racketeer
Preterite
I racketeered
you racketeered
he/she/it racketeered
we racketeered
you racketeered
they racketeered
Present Continuous
I am racketeering
you are racketeering
he/she/it is racketeering
we are racketeering
you are racketeering
they are racketeering
Present Perfect
I have racketeered
you have racketeered
he/she/it has racketeered
we have racketeered
you have racketeered
they have racketeered
Past Continuous
I was racketeering
you were racketeering
he/she/it was racketeering
we were racketeering
you were racketeering
they were racketeering
Past Perfect
I had racketeered
you had racketeered
he/she/it had racketeered
we had racketeered
you had racketeered
they had racketeered
Future
I will racketeer
you will racketeer
he/she/it will racketeer
we will racketeer
you will racketeer
they will racketeer
Future Perfect
I will have racketeered
you will have racketeered
he/she/it will have racketeered
we will have racketeered
you will have racketeered
they will have racketeered
Future Continuous
I will be racketeering
you will be racketeering
he/she/it will be racketeering
we will be racketeering
you will be racketeering
they will be racketeering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been racketeering
you have been racketeering
he/she/it has been racketeering
we have been racketeering
you have been racketeering
they have been racketeering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been racketeering
you will have been racketeering
he/she/it will have been racketeering
we will have been racketeering
you will have been racketeering
they will have been racketeering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been racketeering
you had been racketeering
he/she/it had been racketeering
we had been racketeering
you had been racketeering
they had been racketeering
Conditional
I would racketeer
you would racketeer
he/she/it would racketeer
we would racketeer
you would racketeer
they would racketeer
Past Conditional
I would have racketeered
you would have racketeered
he/she/it would have racketeered
we would have racketeered
you would have racketeered
they would have racketeered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racketeer - someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)racketeer - someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
underworld - the criminal class
bagman - a racketeer assigned to collect or distribute payoff money
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Verb1.racketeer - carry on illegal business activities involving crime
carry on, conduct, deal - direct the course of; manage or control; "You cannot conduct business like this"
Translations

racketeer

[ˌrækɪˈtɪəʳ] N (esp US) → estafador(a) m/f

racketeer

[ˌrækɪˈtɪər] n (mainly US)racketteur m

racketeer

nGauner(in) m(f) (inf); (in serious crime) → Gangster(in) m(f); (making excessive profit) → Halsabschneider(in) m(f) (inf)

racketeer

[ˌrækɪˈtɪəʳ] n (esp Am) → trafficante m/f
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