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rob

Pronunciation: /rɑːb; rɒb/

Translation of rob in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)

  • 1.1 (steal from) [bank] asaltar, atracar*, robar; [person] robarle a I've been robbed! ¡me han robado! to rob sb of sth robarle algo a algn she was robbed of all her savings le robaron todos los ahorros
    Example sentences
    • While in Hawaii for a surf contest, Frank and Joe's hotel room is robbed.
    • Being robbed of the £1,000 deposit for a new flat is the last thing Paul Hunt needs at the moment.
    • When asked why he robbed banks, a noted criminal's famous reply was ‘That's where the money is.’
    1.2 (deprive) to rob sb/sth of sth privar a algn/algo de algo the last-minute goal robbed them of the championship el gol de último momento les birló el campeonato
    Example sentences
    • This detracts from the impressions of true giants, robbing them of the respect they deserve.
    • Overjoyed members of Ward's family said he had been robbed of six years of his life after the short hearing concluded.
    • However big the reparation they receive, it will never replace what they have been robbed of.

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