robber


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Related to robber: Robber barons

rob

 (rŏb)
v. robbed, rob·bing, robs
v.tr.
1.
a. Law To take property from (a person) illegally by using or threatening to use violence or force; commit robbery upon.
b. To steal something from (a place, vehicle, or institution, for example): Bandits robbed the train.
c. To steal (money or valuables): robbed money out of the till.
2.
a. To deprive unjustly of something belonging to, desired by, or legally due (someone): robbed her of her professional standing.
b. To deprive of something injuriously: a parasite that robs a tree of its sap.
v.intr.
To engage in or commit robbery.
Idioms:
rob Peter to pay Paul
To incur a debt in order to pay off another debt.
rob (someone) blind
To rob in an unusually deceitful or thorough way: robbed the old couple blind while employed as a companion.
rob the cradle Informal
To have a romantic or sexual relationship with someone significantly younger than oneself.

[Middle English robben, from Old French rober, of Germanic origin; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

rob′ber n.

rob•ber

(ˈrɒb ər)

n.
a person who robs.
[1125–75; Middle English robbere < Old French robere. See rob, -er1]
syn: See thief.

thief

robberburglar

Anyone that steals can be called a thief. A robber often uses violence or the threat of violence to steal things from places such as banks or shops.

They caught the armed robber who raided a supermarket.

A burglar breaks into houses or other buildings and steals things.

The average burglar spends just two minutes inside your house.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.robber - a thief who steals from someone by threatening violencerobber - a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
bank robber - a robber of banks
mugger - a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

robber

noun thief, raider, burglar, looter, stealer, fraud, cheat, pirate, bandit, plunderer, mugger (informal), highwayman, con man (informal), fraudster, swindler, brigand, grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), footpad (archaic) Armed robbers broke into a jewellers.
Related words
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robber

noun
Translations
سَارِقلِص، سارِق، نَهّاب
разбойник
lupičzloděj
røver
ryöstäjäryöväri
pljačkaš
rabló
ræningi
強盗
강도
lupič
ropar
rånare
โจร
kẻ cướp

robber

[ˈrɒbəʳ]
A. Nladrón/ona m/f; (= bankrobber) → atracador(a) m/f; (= highwayman) → salteador m (de caminos); (= brigand) → bandido m
B. CPD robber baron N (pej) → magnate mf desaprensivo/a

robber

[ˈrɒbər] nbandit m, voleur m

robber

nRäuber(in) m(f)

robber

[ˈrɒbəʳ] nladro/a; (armed) → rapinatore/trice

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.

robber

سَارِق zloděj røver Räuber κλέφτης atracador ryöstäjä voleur pljačkaš rapinatore 強盗 강도 overvaller raner rabuś ladrão грабитель rånare โจร soyguncu kẻ cướp 强盗
References in classic literature ?
She must have been fed on nut-kernels," said the old female robber, who had a long, scrubby beard, and bushy eyebrows that hung down over her eyes.
At this the robber ran back as fast as he could to his comrades, and told the captain how a horrid witch had got into the house, and had spat at him and scratched his face with her long bony fingers; how a man with a knife in his hand had hidden himself behind the door, and stabbed him in the leg; how a black monster stood in the yard and struck him with a club, and how the devil had sat upon the top of the house and cried out, 'Throw the rascal up here
Whose good lance,'' replied the robber, ``won the prize in to-day's tourney?
A ROBBER who had plundered a Merchant of one thousand pieces of gold was taken before the Cadi, who asked him if he had anything to say why he should not be decapitated.
When his father had gone, a robber passed by and saw the horse grazing without any one watching it, for of course he could not see the Hazel-nut child hidden in the grass.
In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
He is a bloody robber," said the trader, curtly, "and I wish I saw him kicking at the end of a halter.
On the contrary," broke in Ralph, "I hope we may put our hands on the robber.
Lookyhere, Huck, being rich ain't going to keep me back from turning robber.
Despite the fact that every robber was keen to rob every other robber, the band was well organized.
cried the robber, shouting after Toby Crackit, who, making the best use of his long legs, was already ahead.
But for the moment I was safe, for, as I imagined, the robbers were all engaged in quarrelling over their booty.