Robbery - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɑːbəri|  American pronunciation of the word robbery
Brit.  |ˈrɒb(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word robbery

noun

- larceny by threat of violence
- plundering during riots or in wartime (syn: looting)

Examples

They foiled a bank robbery.

He is charged with attempted robbery.

She was arrested for robbery.

He was sent to prison for armed robbery.

He is serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery.

She was sent to prison for robbery.

The police are conducting an investigation into last week's robbery.

The prisoner was convicted of robbery.

It was no coincidence that he quit his job at the bank a day after the robbery.

...the reward money should be sufficient impetus for someone to come forward with information about the robbery...

...hooked the suspect up to a lie detector before interrogating him about the robbery...

The thieves got a lot of loot in the robbery.

He masterminded the bank robbery.

...a sentence in the state penitentiary for robbery...

The men were planning to perpetrate a robbery.

Word forms

noun
singular: robbery
plural: robberies
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