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racket (2)

Meaning: a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money

For example:

  • The mafia has been running a protection racket in our neighbourhood for at least eighty years.

  • A gang that runs a people-smuggling racket has been busted by the federal police.

Quick Quiz:

Which of the following is usually run by criminals?
  1. a tennis racket
  2. a loud racket
  3. a prostitution racket

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