scandal

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, great, major
current, recent
national, public
abuse, accounting, bribery, corporate, corruption, doping, drug (esp. AmE), drugs (esp. BrE), financial, political, sex, sexual

a sex-abuse scandal

the prisoner-abuse scandal

real

The real scandal is that nothing has been done to make sure it doesn't happen again.

… OF SCANDALS
series, spate, wave

The government was rocked by a series of scandals.

VERB + SCANDAL
cause, create
avoid, prevent
investigate
expose, reveal, uncover
cover up, hush up
be embroiled in, be implicated in, be involved in

There have been calls for the resignation of the official involved in the sex scandal.

SCANDAL + VERB
be brewing (esp. AmE), break, develop, erupt, unfold

The scandal broke on the front pages of all the papers the next day.

rock sth
involve sb/sth
engulf sb/sth (esp. BrE), surround sb/sth

financial scandals surrounding the government

SCANDAL + NOUN
sheet (= a newspaper that publishes stories intended to shock the public)
PREPOSITION
in a/the scandal

He was imprisoned for his part in the bribery scandal.

scandal over

the scandals over corruption in public life

PHRASES
the centre/center of a scandal

The apartment was paid for by the bank at the centre/center of the scandal.

a hint of scandal, a suggestion of scandal

Until the story was published there had been no hint of scandal.

in the wake of a scandal

In the wake of recent accounting scandals, new cases have come to light.


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  • SCANDAL — (groupe japonais) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Scandal. Scandal Pays d’origine Japon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scandal — Scan dal, n. [F. scandale, fr. L. scandalum, Gr. ?, a snare laid for an enemy, a stumbling block, offense, scandal: cf. OE. scandle, OF. escandle. See {Slander}.] 1. Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scandal — «Scandal» Canción de Queen Álbum The Miracle Publicación 1989 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Scandal — (engl. für Skandal) bezeichnet: den britischen Spielfilm Scandal des Regisseurs Michael Caton Jones von 1989 über die Ereignisse der Profumo Affäre die 1989 erschienene Single von Queen, siehe den Albumartikel The Miracle die Rockband Scandal (US …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scandal — Scan dal, v. t. 1. To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander. [R.] [1913 Webster] I do fawn on men and hug them hard And after scandal them. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To scandalize; to offend. [Obs.] Bp. Story. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scandal — I noun aspersion, attaint, bad name, bad reputation, bad repute, baseness, brand, censure, damaging report, dedecoration, defamation, degradation, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation,… …   Law dictionary

  • scandal — (n.) 1580s, discredit caused by irreligious conduct, from M.Fr. scandale, from L.L. scandalum cause for offense, stumbling block, temptation, from Gk. skandalon a trap or snare laid for an enemy, in New Testament, metaphorically as a stumbling… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scandal — Scandal, so v.w. Skandal …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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