Definitions for robrɒb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to deprive of some right or something legally due:
They robbed her of her inheritance.
to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.).
to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously:
The shock robbed him of speech.
(v.i.)to commit or practice robbery.
Origin of rob:
1175–1225; ME robben < OF robber < Gmc; cf. OHG roubōn. See reave1
take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
"The burglars robbed him of all his money"
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to go into a place in order to steal
He went to jail for robbing a bank.
To steal from, especially using force or violence.
He robbed three banks before he was caught.
To deprive (of).
Working all day robs me of any energy to go out in the evening.
To commit robbery.
To take possession of the ball, puck etc. from
Origin: robben, from rober, from (compare Dutch roven), from raubōnan (compare English reave). More at reave.
the inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire till it acquires the consistence of a sirup. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar
to take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from
to take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by violence or by putting him in fear
to deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his good name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight
to take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rob' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3049
Rank popularity for the word 'rob' in Verbs Frequency: #1109
Translations for rob
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to steal from (a person, place etc)
He robbed a bank / an old lady; I've been robbed!
- يَسْلُب، يَنْهَبArabic
- roubarPortuguese (BR)
- vyloupit, okrástCzech
- κλέβω, ληστεύωGreek
- دستبرد زدنFarsi
- voler, dévaliserFrench
- robiti, pljačkatiCroatian
- derubare, svaligiareItalian
- rane; plyndreNorwegian
- (o)kraść, (ob)rabowaćPolish
- دستبرد زدنPersian
- غلا کولPashto
- a jefui; a furaRomanian
- vylúpiť, okradnúťSlovak
- 搶劫Chinese (Trad.)
- грабувати; обкрадатиUkrainian
- 抢劫，抢夺Chinese (Simp.)
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