vocabulary: crimes and criminals

Vocabulary: crimes and criminals. Learn and practise vocababulary for names of crimes and criminals in English.

Vocabulary: crimes and criminals

verbcrimecriminal
1.steal (take something without paying)a theft a thief
2.burgle (steal from a flat)a burglary a burglar
3.murder (kill a person)a murder a murderer
4.kidnap (abduct)a kidnappinga kidnapper
5.vandalise (destroy public property)vandalism a vandaliser
6.mugg (attack and rob)mugging a mugger
7.shoplift (steal from a shop)shoplifting a shoplifter
8.pickpocket (steal from sb’s pocket)pickpocketingpickpocketer
9.bribe (offer money in exchange for some service)bribery
10.smuggle (transport sth illegally through a border)smuggling smuggler
11.deal drugs (sell drugs)drug dealing drug dealer
12.bully (intimidate, mistreat)bullying a bully
13.poach (kill animals illegally)poaching a poacher
14.assassin (kill for money)assassination an assassin
15.blackmail (extort)blackmailing a blackmailer
16.stalk (follow, observe obssessively)stalking a stalker
17.rape (have sex against sb’s will)rape a rapist
18.set a fire (start a fire)arson an arsonist
19.evade taxes (avoid paying taxes)tax evasion
20.forge (falsify)forgerya forger
21.hijack (kidnap a plane)hijacking a hijacker
22.terrorize terrorism a terrorist
23.speed (drive too fast)speeding
24.hack hacking a hacker

Exercise 1. Complete with a word from the table.

  1. He has been following her for months – he is a …………………….
  2. Terrorists …………………. a plane 2 hours ago.
  3. Since she knows about his secret she can ……………….him.
  4. It is widely known that Kennedy was …………………………………
  5. …………………….is someone that kills protected species.
  6. Our neighbour was ………………..last year. We found his body.
  7. He started from selling small amounts of marijuana and went to doing it on a big scale. He is a……………….
  8. A lot of people does not consider tax…………………… a serious crime.
  9. When you drive too fast you can get a ticket for………………………………….
  10. My wallet is gone! It must have been a ………………………

Answers:

  1. stalker
  2. hijacked
  3. blackmail
  4. assassinated
  5. poacher
  6. murdered
  7. drug dealer
  8. evasion
  9. speeding
  10. pickpocketer

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