robbery

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rob·ber·y

 (rŏb′ə-rē)
n. pl. rob·ber·ies
The act or an instance of unlawfully taking the property of another by the use of violence or intimidation.

robbery

(ˈrɒbərɪ)
n, pl -beries
1. (Law) criminal law the stealing of property from a person by using or threatening to use force
2. the act or an instance of robbing

rob•ber•y

(ˈrɒb ə ri)

n., pl. -ber•ies.
1. the act or practice of robbing.
2. the felonious taking of property from another's person by violence or intimidation.
[1150–1200; Middle English robberie < Old French. See rob, -ery]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.robbery - larceny by threat of violencerobbery - larceny by threat of violence  
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
armed robbery, holdup, stickup, heist - robbery at gunpoint
caper, job - a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
dacoity, dakoity - robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
heist, rip-off - the act of stealing
highjacking, hijacking - robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
highway robbery - robbery of travellers on or near a public road
rolling - the act of robbing a helpless person; "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
2.robbery - plundering during riots or in wartimerobbery - plundering during riots or in wartime
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"

robbery

noun
1. burglary, raid, hold-up, rip-off (slang), stick-up (slang, chiefly U.S.) He committed dozens of armed robberies.
2. theft, stealing, fraud, steaming (informal), mugging (informal), plunder, swindle, pillage, embezzlement, larceny, depredation, filching, thievery, rapine, spoliation He was serving a sentence for robbery.

robbery

noun
The act or crime of taking another's property unlawfully and by force:
Slang: heist, stickup.
Translations
سَطْولُصوصِيَّه، سَرِقَه، نَهْب
krádežloupež
røveri
ryöstö
pljačka
rablás
rán
強盗
강도질
lúpež
rop
rån
การปล้น
sự cướp đoạt

robbery

[ˈrɒbərɪ] Nrobo m
robbery with violence (Jur) → robo m a mano armada, atraco m, asalto m
it's daylight robbery!¡es una estafa!, ¡es un robo a mano armada!

robbery

[ˈrɒbəri] nvol m
armed robbery → vol à main armée
a bank robbery → un hold-up

robbery

nRaub m no pl; (= burglary)Einbruch m (→ of in +acc); robbery with violence (Jur) → Raubüberfall m; armed robberybewaffneter Raubüberfall; at that price it’s sheer robbery! (inf)das ist der reinste Nepp (inf), → das ist reiner Wucher (inf); the bank robberyder Überfall auf die Bank

robbery

[ˈrɒbərɪ] nfurto; (armed robbery) → rapina
robbery with violence (Law) → furto con aggressione
it's daylight robbery! (fam) → (ma) è una rapina!

rob

(rob) past tense, past participle robbed verb
1. to steal from (a person, place etc). He robbed a bank / an old lady; I've been robbed!
2. (with of) to take (something) away from; to deprive of. An accident robbed him of his sight at the age of 21.
ˈrobber noun
The bank robbers got away with nearly $50,000.
ˈrobberyplural ˈrobberies noun
the act of robbing. Robbery is a serious crime; He was charged with four robberies.

to rob a bank or a person; to steal a watch, pencil, money etc.

robbery

سَطْو krádež røveri Raub κλοπή atraco ryöstö vol pljačka rapina 強盗 강도질 diefstal ran rozbój roubo ограбление rån การปล้น soygun sự cướp đoạt 抢掠
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