loan-shark|ing «LOHN SHAHR kihng», noun.
Informal. moneylending at extremely high or unlawful interest rates: »

The bill would make “extortionate extensions of credit,” or loan-sharking, subject to a maximum penalty of $10,000 and 20 years' imprisonment (New York Times).

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