Embezzle

Definition of Embezzle

Em`bez´zle   Pronunciation: ĕm`bĕz´z'l
v. t.1.To appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property intrusted to one's care; to apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust; as, to embezzle money held in trust.
[imp. & p. p. Embezzled (ĕm*bĕz"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Embezzling .]
2.To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance.
To embezzle our money in drinking or gaming.
- Sharp.

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