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robbery

taking the property of a person in his or her presence by violence or intimidation
Not to be confused with:
burglary – breaking and entering a building with intent to steal
plunder – to rob by open force, as in war; to take wrongfully as by pillage or fraud
theft – the act of stealing; unlawfully taking and carrying away the property of another; larceny
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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

robbery

noun
The act or crime of taking another's property unlawfully and by force:
Slang: heist, stickup.
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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!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

robbery

[ˈrɒbəri] nvol m
armed robbery → vol à main armée
a bank robbery → un hold-up
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

robbery

[ˈrɒbərɪ] nfurto; (armed robbery) → rapina
robbery with violence (Law) → furto con aggressione
it's daylight robbery! (fam) → (ma) è una rapina!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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With regard to administrative matters, the establishment of a municipality did not stop the robberies and was only of use to certain people who formed part of that municipality and under pretext of preserving order looted Moscow or saved their own property from being looted.
Rose had formerly belonged to one of the gangs of pirates who infested the islands of the Mississippi, plundering boats as they went up and down the river, and who sometimes shifted the scene of their robberies to the shore, waylaying travellers as they returned by land from New Orleans with the proceeds of their downward voyage, plundering them of their money and effects, and often perpetrating the most atrocious murders.
There have been two murders, a vitriol-throwing, a suicide, and several robberies brought about for the sake of this forty-grain weight of crystallised charcoal.
KARACHI -- Robberies with injuries and theft of vehicles have registered an increase during the last five months of the current year compared to the same period in 2018 though a significant decrease was seen in six other categories of crime house robberies, street robberies, robberies with murders, mobile phone snatching and snatching of four- wheelers and two-wheelers, it emerged on Monday.
DCI Detectives at the coastal town are pursuing other suspects connected with this and other robberies.
Terence Cole, 61, of Botanic Road,Kensington,has been charged with one business robbery and six attempted business robberies.
Despite attempts by law enforcers to scare and catch criminals, the number of robberies in Cebu City had gone up.
With the help of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, the police have claimed to arrest at least 40 criminals involved in 18 robberies and thefts within one week.
FAISALABAD -- Citizens remain at the mercy of criminals after 7,137 robberies were reported in Faisalabad during the first six months of the year.
The move comes after an investigation into robberies on branches of Santander in Walkden and Ramsbottom - and an attempted robbery at a NatWest in Moss Side.
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