robar translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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robar

  
a       vt  
1      [+objeto, dinero]   to steal  
  [+banco]  
to rob  
¡nos han robado!      we've been robbed!  
robar algo a algn      to steal sth from sb  
les robaba dinero a sus compañeros de clase      he was stealing money from his classmates  
me han robado la cartera      my wallet has been stolen  
Ana le ha robado el novio      Ana has stolen her boyfriend  
el defensa le robó el balón      the defender stole the ball off him  
no quiero robarle su tiempo      I don't want to take up your time  
tuve que robarle horas al sueño para acabar el trabajo      I had to work into the night to finish the job  
robarle el corazón a algn      liter   to steal sb's heart  
2      [+atención]   to steal, capture  
  [+paciencia]  
to exhaust  
  [+tranquilidad]  
to destroy, take away  
  [+vida]  
to take, steal
3    (=estafar)   to cheat, rob  
en ese negocio te han robado      you've been cheated o robbed in that deal  
4      [+naipes]   to take, draw  
roba una carta de la baraja      take o draw a card from the deck  
5    frm  
[río, corriente]  
to carry away
6    arcaico   (=raptar)   to kidnap, abduct
b       vi  
1    (=sisar)   to steal  
lo cogieron robando      he was caught stealing  
no robarás        (Biblia)    thou shalt not steal  
entraron a robar en mi casa      they broke into my house  
2      (Naipes)   to take a card, draw a card
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
robar algo a algn exp.
to steal sth from sb

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
they broke into my house
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'robar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
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robar a algn
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robar está mal
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robar una carta
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robar en las tiendas
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robar el éxito a algn
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robar el tiempo a algn
"robar": examples and translations in context
La obligó a robar drogas del hospital. He made her steal drugs from the hospital.
Antaño, cualquiera podía robar una pintura. It used to be anyone could steal a painting.
Hablaban en portugués sobre robar las joyas. They were speaking in Portuguese about stealing the jewels.
Solo quería felicitarte por robar la pirámide. I just wanted to congratulate you on stealing the pyramid.
Ella trato de robar el pueblo y chantajearme. She tried to rob the town and blackmail me.
Quizá los dos aparecieron para robar. Maybe the two of them showed up to rob the place.
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