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rort

Saltos de línea: rort
Pronunciación: /rɔːt
 
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Definición de rort en inglés:

sustantivo

informal
1Australian /NZ A fraudulent or dishonest act or practice: a tax rort
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What MPs have done is legislate a tax rort for themselves.
  • Today I've decided to take a look at some of these rip-offs and rorts, and to invite readers to submit their own observations and opinions by way of the forums.
  • They see political entitlements with too many rorts and too much feather-bedding.
2Australian dated A wild party.
Example sentences
  • They seem to be able to find money to waste on rorts and subsidising big business but yet we still have waiting lists in hospitals.

verbo

[no object] Australian /NZ Volver al principio  
1Engage in sharp practice.
Example sentences
  • This was a club that cheated and rorted over a period of years and they deserved everything they got and, arguably, quite some more.
  • I am not entirely sure that politicians, as a class, are any worse than ever they were, but what is clear is that the opportunities they now have to rort are greater than ever they were.
1.1 [with object] Manipulate (a ballot or records) fraudulently; rig.
Example sentences
  • He was disgraced three years ago for rorting the party books and only escaped prison on, as the PM would say, ‘a technicality‘.
1.2 [with object] Work (a system) to obtain the greatest benefit while remaining within the letter of the law.
Example sentences
  • Senior politicians, rorting the system with inflated travel claims.
  • If you do nothing productive you are a bludger, get something positive together then we are accused of rorting the system.
  • He and his friends, family and mentors rorted the system.

Origen

1930s: back-formation from rorty.

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