Embezzle

Em*bez"zle

(m*bz"z'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embezzled (m*bz"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.
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2. To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance. [Obs.]
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To embezzle our money in drinking or gaming.
Sharp.
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