7. appropriate, expropriate, arrogate, usurp; commandeer, hijack, skyjack; plagiarize, copy, Inf lift, Inf crib, forge, counterfeit.
8. (usu. of persons) abduct, kidnap, Sl. snatch, make off with, carry off, rape, seize; (usu. in reference to military service) impress, press, conscript, Naut. shanghai, crimp,
robber, n. 1. burglar, thief, stealer, Inf. crook; housebreaker, Sl. cracksman, Brit, picklock, Raffles, sneak thief, cat burglar, Inf second-story man; Inf hold-up man, Sl. stickup man; mugger; safecracker, Jimmy Valentine.
2. petty thief, Sl. ripoff, pilferer, filcher, purloiner, shoplifter, Sl. ganef; Psychol, kleptomaniac; pickpocket, cutpurse, purse-snatcher, Sl. dip.
3. highwayman, footpad, Sl. yegg or yeggman, bandit, Sp. bandolero, Southwest U.S. ladrone, Australian. bushranger, brigand, picaroon, desperado; outlaw, gangster, criminal, mafioso; thug, ruffian, rogue, (in India and Burma) dacoit.
4. pirate, rover, viking, corsair, buccaneer, privateer; freebooter, rapparee, (in the Scottish Highlands) cateran; kidnaper, abductor, rustler, hijacker, skyjacker, air or sky pirate; predator.
5. poacher, deerjacker; smuggler, contrabandist, runner, bootlegger.
6. pillager, plunderer, marauder, despoiler, depredator, ransacker, sacker, looter, rifler, forager, raider.
7. swindler, fleecer, trickster, bilker, sharper, Inf. hawk, cardsharp, bunko steersman, blackleg; confidence man, con artist, flimflam artist, racketeer, highbinder, thimblerigger, Brit. Sl. magsman, Australian. spieler; defaulter, Sl. welsher; embezzler, peculator.
8. forger, counterfeiter, Brit. Inf coiner; plagiarist, plagiarizer, Inf. cheater.
robbery, n. 1. burglary, theft, Sl. heist, break-in; Inf. holdup, Sl. stickup, Sl. hustle, Inf. mugging, Sl. jumping, Sl. rolling.
2. thievery, pilferage, pilfering, Sl. swiping, Sl. hustling, Sl. copping; peculation, embezzlement, misappropriation; purse-snatching, shoplifting, palming, Sl. boosting; smuggling, bootlegging.
3. brigandage, piracy, buccaneering, freebooting, banditry, highway robbery, Obs. latrociny, privateering, filibustering, Inf. (usu. of cattle) rustling.
4. plunder, plundering, plunderage, rapine, pillage, depredation, spoliation, despoliation, despoilment, Obs. direption, raven or ravin; ravaging, harrying, marauding, sacking, Rare, sackage, laying waste, devastation, desolation; raid, razzia, foray; foraging, looting, ravishment, seizure, grab, rape.
5. commandeering, hijacking, skyjacking, air or sky piracy; (usu. of persons) abduction, kidnapping, Sl. snatch, capture, impressment, conscription, man-stealing, child-stealing; (all of animals) poaching, deerjack-ing, petnapping, dognapping.
6. expropriation, appropriation, arrogation, usurpation, accroachment, assumption.
7. plagiarism, copying, Inf. cribbing, Inf. lifting, pirating.
8. dispossession, deprivation, deprival, divestiture, bereavement; confiscation, impoundment.
9. swindle, fraud, flimflam, confidence game, Inf. gyp, Inf. ripoff, thimblerigging.
robe, n. 1. gown, outer garment, vestment, Archaic. investment; cap and gown, academicals; pontificals, canonicals, cassock, surplice, scapular, Eccles. alb, Eccles. dalmatic, Eccles. chasuble, Rom. Cath. Ch. mantelletta; frock, habit; toga, praetexta, tunic, Gk. Antiq. chiton, kimono, sari, djellabah, Archaic. stole; cloak, mantle, pallium.
2. bathrobe, housecoat, Fr. robe-de-chambre, wrap-