Translation of blag in Spanish:


asalto, n.

Pronunciation /blæɡ/ /blaɡ/

See Spanish definition of asalto


  • 1

    (violent robbery)
    asalto masculine
    atraco masculine
    • Though he is a small-time criminal he boasts of big time blags and heavy criminal acquaintances.
    • Two men armed with a black handgun and a driver in the gang's getaway car are being sought in connection with the blag.
    • Less than an hour later, police were alerted by a silent alarm to a second blag in neighbouring Lacey.
    • We can't go for a simple walk without her being tooled up and ready for an easy blag.
    • He plays an ageing thief whose plans to retire are postponed by a young whipper-snapper who blackmails him into one last blag.
    • He put together a crack team of thieves like in the film to pull a blag at the local casino
  • 2

    camelo masculine informal
    chamullo masculine Chile informal
    • Convincing the manager you deserve a refund and swaying the librarian to waive your overdue fees - these are blags, times when we use our tongues to make our lives easier.
    • One especially brazen blag at an art exhibition (entered through charm, obviously) somehow resulted in a catalogue signed and personally dedicated by the artist.
    • It was a phenomenal blag on his part, since most of Balding's horses were chasers, and at that time he had ridden not one chase over the big fences.
    • There didn't seem to be any point in trying to continue the blag, so the three of us nodded mutely.
    • Everybody else thought we were dodgy work-experience students on the blag.

transitive verb blagging, blagged, blagged

  • 1

    (obtain by deception)
    conseguir con camelos informal
    conseguir con chamullos Chile informal
    • Smith said many journalists could look to the clause as a defence for blagging confidential information from banks, phone firms, even the police.
    • Another investigator said blagging was "an art form" that the most skilled practitioners could use to gain obscure and apparently inaccessible information.
    • There was an article in the magazine about two years ago about how you can call up and blag information off of people.
    • The main methods of obtaining that information were blagging or corruption.
    • Private detectives were making good livings by conning, blagging and bribing information out of the thousands of clerks, coppers and government call-centre operatives who act as guardians of electronic data.
    • Her address and phone number had been blagged out of BT by the private investigator.
    • Nowhere in the 2,600-word article did the author find space to mention the well-remunerated actor who for years did the bulk of the newspaper's dirty work, blagging far more confidential information on his newsdesk's behalf.
    • The information showed that 31 journalists had acquired people's personal information through blagging.
    • The newspaper had illegally blagged private financial and property details.
    • A female reporter tried to blag details from the Inland Revenue about how much the celeb claimed against tax for her everchanging hairdo.
    • His private account had just been successfully "blagged" by a British private investigator who did not speak a word of Arabic.
  • 2

    (rob with violence)
    • The blaggers blagged the jewels in the biggest blag I've ever seen.
    • That makes registering domain names more popular than stealing cars in the UK - during 1999 an average of two cars were blagged every minute.