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"Burgle" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "robar", and "rob" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "robar". Learn more about the difference between "burgle" and "rob" below.
burgle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to enter and steal) (United Kingdom)
a. robar
The woman who burgled the bank crashed her car while trying to get away.La mujer que robó el banco estrelló su coche tratando de escapar.
b. desvalijar
The police caught the man loitering with intentions to burgle a home.La policía capturó al hombre merodeando con intenciones de desvalijar una casa.
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rob(
rab
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to steal from)
a. robar
The gang robbed $2,000,000 in cash from the bank.La pandilla robó $2,000,000 en efectivo del banco.
b. atracar a
Two men on a motorcycle broke Joe's window at a stop light and robbed him.Dos hombres en una moto le rompieron el cristal de Joe en un semáforo y lo atracaron.
c. asaltar a
It happened so fast that I didn't get a good look at the person who robbed me.Sucedió tan rápido que no pude ver bien a la persona que me asaltó.
d. robarle a
Yesterday a thug robbed Fred's wallet.Ayer unn matón le robó la cartera a Fred.
2. (to deprive)
a. quitar
You robbed me of the chance to say goodbye to my father before his death.Me quitaste la oportunidad de despedirme de mi padre antes de su muerte.
b. privar a
The government is trying to rob the people of fundamental human rights.El gobierno intenta privar al pueblo de los derechos humanos fundamentales.
c. robar
The judges robbed him of his last chance to be the heavyweight champion.Los jueces le robaron su última oportunidad de ser el campeón de peso pesado.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to cheat)
a. estafar a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You paid $50 for a ticket?! You were robbed!¿Pagaste $50 por una entrada? ¡Te estafaron!
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