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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
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robar está mal
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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 algo a algn
vi.
robar en las tiendas
[BIZ]
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robar un beso a algn
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robar el éxito a algn
(IDIOMS)
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robar el corazón a algn
(IDIOMS)
"robar": examples and translations in context
Es común robar miles de millones. It is common to steal billions.
Además, robar dinero es ilegal. Plus, it's illegal to steal money.
No podemos robar y volvernos salvajes. We can't have kids stealing and running wild.
Está arrestado por robar un avión. He's arrested for stealing a plane.
Nosotros podríamos robar bancos tan buenos. We could rob banks just as good.
Intentamos robar el Three Rivers Flyer. We tried to rob the Three Rivers Flyer.
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