Translation of crime in Spanish:

crime

Pronunciation: /kraɪm/

n

  • 1.1 c (wrongful act) delito (m); (murder) crimen (m) to commit a crime cometer un delito the scene of the crime el lugar del delito/crimen, la escena del crimen [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] a crime against humanity/nature un crimen contra la humanidad/contra natura is it such a crime to have an affair? ¿es que es un crimen tener una aventura? it's a crime to waste such talent [colloquial/familiar] es un crimen or un pecado desperdiciar un talento así
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    • Logic is turned upside down and instead of being punished for their crimes of omission they reap their due reward.
    • He said the order had turned the offence of being drunk and disorderly into a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
    • One cannot just walk away from the scene of the crime without admitting wrongdoing.
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    • Any activity that takes away these rights is a crime against nature and humanity.
    • To undermine football as happens in certain countries is a deception and a crime against society.
    • As I said it was a crime against humanity so that is what he deserved and that is what the rest of them deserve.
    1.2 u (criminal activity) delincuencia (f) to punish/prevent crime castigar*/prevenir* la delincuencia a life of crime una vida de delincuencia an increase in crime un aumento de la delincuencia or criminalidad organized crime el crimen organizado crime doesn't pay [set phrase] no hay crimen sin castigo [frase hecha/set phrase] (before n) [rate/figures] de criminalidad crime fiction novelas (fpl) policíacas or policiales crime statistics datos (mpl) estadísticos sobre la criminalidad, estadísticas (fpl) sobre criminalidad crime wave ola (f) delictiva crime writer escritor, -tora (m,f) de novela policíaca or policial
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    • What of course everyone agrees with is that drug dealing and organised crime should be illegal.
    • Crimes such as vandalism, car crime and burglary are an everyday occurrence in Swindon.
    • And surely you agree that crime and illegal immigration are getting out of hand.

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