Definitions for robrɒb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

robrɒb(v.)robbed, rob•bing.

  1. (v.t.)to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to deprive of some right or something legally due:

    They robbed her of her inheritance.

  3. to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.).

  4. to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously:

    The shock robbed him of speech.

  5. (v.i.)to commit or practice robbery.

Origin of rob:

1175–1225; ME robben < OF robber < Gmc; cf. OHG roubōn. See reave1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rob(verb)

    take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

    "The burglars robbed him of all his money"

  2. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rob(verb)ɒb

    to go into a place in order to steal

    He went to jail for robbing a bank.


  1. rob(Verb)

    To steal from, especially using force or violence.

    He robbed three banks before he was caught.

  2. rob(Verb)

    To deprive (of).

    Working all day robs me of any energy to go out in the evening.

  3. rob(Verb)

    To burgle.

  4. rob(Verb)

    To commit robbery.

  5. rob(Verb)

    To take possession of the ball, puck etc. from

  6. Rob(ProperNoun)


  7. Rob(ProperNoun)


  8. Origin: robben, from rober, from (compare Dutch roven), from raubōnan (compare English reave). More at reave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rob(noun)

    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

  2. Rob(verb)

    to take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from

  3. Rob(verb)

    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

  4. Rob(verb)

    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

  5. Rob(verb)

    to take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence


  1. Robin Coudert

    Robin Coudert, also known by his stage name Rob, is a French pop/rock musician, singer-songwriter, producer and film score composer.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rob' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3049

  2. Verbs Frequency

    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!

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