loansharking


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loan·shark·ing

 (lōn′shär′kĭng)
n. Informal
The practice of lending money at usurious, often illegal interest rates.
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loan′shark`ing

or loan′-shark`ing,



n. Informal.
the practice of lending money at excessive rates of interest.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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