Loan-sharking Definition

lōnzhärkiŋ
noun
The practice of lending money at exorbitant or illegal interest rates.
Webster's New World
The illegal business of lending money at usurious rates, typically with the threat or use of violence to ensure repayment.
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Alternative spelling of loansharking.

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verb

Present participle of loanshark. (Committing crimes as a loan shark, committing usury (loaning money at excessive rate of interest) especially when collecting under threat of violence.)

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Present participle of loan shark.
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