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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Embezzle \Em*bez"zle\ ([e^]m*b[e^]z"z'l), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Embezzled} ([e^]m*b[e^]z"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embezzling}.] [Norm. F. embeseiller to destroy; cf. OF. besillier to ill treat, ravage, destroy. Cf. {Bezzle}.]

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.

2. To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance. [Obs.]

To embezzle our money in drinking or gaming. --Sharp.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

embezzle

verb

1: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family" [syn: {embezzle}, {defalcate}, {peculate}, {misappropriate}, {malversate}]


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