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See Spanish definition of asalto
1(violent robbery)asalto masculineatraco 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(pretense)camelo masculine informalchamullo 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 informalconseguir 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)atracarasaltar
- 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.
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