Dutch English Dictionary

Nederlands, Vlaams - English

dief in English:

1. robber robber


They are pursuing the robber.
The bank robber shouted, "Stay where you are, all of you!"
The robber stood surrounded by ten policemen.
gang of robbers
The robber took all our money and jewellery.
My father struggled with the robber.
I don't car robbers.
The guardsman was assaulted by a robber.
The escaped robber is still at large.
He was a famous bank robber.
Johny Ocean was a very well-known robber. Banks had no secrets from him.
The two robbers were wearing masks.
Yesterday I saw a robber in the bank.
When I opened the door, I was confonted by an armed robber
Police shot the armed robber in the head - he died almost immediately.

English word "dief"(robber) occurs in sets:

Engels, h5, s2 & s5

2. thief thief


He's a thief.
The witness identified the thief in the police lineup.
Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself.
A professional thief can jimmy a car door in no time.
I was suspected of being a thief because I was hanging about near the jeweler's.
A little, old woman foiled the robbery by whacking the thief on the head with her cane.
The thief has to be in here. I'm sure somewhere around is his stronghold so if we can just find that we've got him.
Liar today, thief tomorrow.
I think putting thieves to death is not lawful; and it is plain and obvious that it is absurd and of ill consequence to the commonwealth that a thief and a murderer should be equally punished.
I'm a thief, I'll go back when I've taken the stuff. Report me and I'll stab you.
Sleep is the greatest thief, for it steals half one's life.
Where’s the little thief today?
Being a thief is risky, so it is better to be a right man.
While we were out for a picnic, our house's lock was picked by a thief.
The thief or swindler who has gained great wealth by his delinquency has a better chance than the small thief of escaping the rigorous penalty of the law.