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robbery

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɒb(ə)ri
 
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Definition of robbery in English:

noun (plural robberies)

[mass noun]
1The action of robbing a person or place: he was involved in drugs, extortion, and robbery [count noun]: an armed robbery
More example sentences
  • England and Wales already have the highest levels of burglaries, car thefts, assaults and robberies in the industrialised world.
  • The story concerns a criminal gang called The Vampires, mysterious and resourceful, that terrorizes France with a succession of swindles, robberies, and murders.
  • She has been framed by the gangsters and is wanted for several armed robberies.
Synonyms
looting, pillage, plunder
British informal blag
North American informal heist, stick-up
1.1 informal Unashamed swindling or overcharging: ‘Twenty-five bucks! Robbery!’
Synonyms
extortion, exorbitant, expensive
informal a rip-off, steep
British informal daylight robbery

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French roberie, from the verb rober (see rob).

Words that rhyme with robbery

corroboree, jobbery, slobbery, snobbery

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