rob vs steal : Common Errors in English

About rob vs steal

When you rob a bank, you steal its money. You can’t rob the money itself. The stuff taken in a robbery is always stolen, not “robbed.”

rob Meaning(s)

  • (v) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
  • (v) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

steal Meaning(s)

  • (v) take without the owner's consent
  • (n) an advantageous purchase
  • (v) move stealthily
  • (n) a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
  • (v) steal a base

rob in News

  1. Rob Lowe Plays President John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy—See the First Pic!

    Get an early look at Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy. The 49-year-old actor will be playing the 35th President in the upcoming TV movie Killing Kennedy, based on the best-selling...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: E! Online

  2. Rob Lowe’s Uncanny Resemblance To Former President Turns Heads [Photo]

    Rob Lowe certainly knows how to channel real life figures. In 2012 he portrayed murderer Drew Peterson in a TV movie for Lifetime. This time around Lowe is turning heads for his uncanny resemblance to former President John F. Kennedy in the National Geographic Channel TV movie Killing Kennedy. In the first look we see [...] Rob Lowe’s Uncanny Resemblance To Former President Turns Heads [Photo ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy: First Picture From Killing Kennedy

    Rob Lowe certainly looks the part! On Wednesday, June 12, National Geographic Channel released the f[...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: US Weekly

steal in News

  1. ‘We Steal Secrets’: an evenhanded telling of WikiLeaks story

    A movie review of “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” Alex Gibney’s lengthy, morally complex account of the lives of two famous whistle-blowers: U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Seattle Times

  2. Gazette.Net: Police charge two teens with trying to steal 55-inch TV in Takoma Park

    Two teenagers who tried to steal a 55-inch TV from a house didn’t get far, Takoma Pak Police said. Police said Thursday that they arrested two 17-year-old boys on Tuesday.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Gazette.net

  3. Would SAP Steal Database Market Share From Oracle?

    Would SAP Steal Database Market Share From Oracle?        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

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