red-handedly

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red-handed
 
adj
(postpositive) in the act of committing a crime or doing something wrong or shameful (esp in the phrase catch red-handed)
 
[C19 (earlier, C15 red hand)]
 
red-'handedly
 
adv
 
red-'handedness
 
n

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