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
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
Origin: [OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roubn, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. 114. See Reave,and cf. Robe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rob, v.t. to take away from by force or theft: to plunder: to steal: to deprive: (B.) to withhold what is due.—v.i. to commit robbery:—pr.p. rob′bing; pa.t. and pa.p. robbed.—ns. Rob′ber, one who robs; Rob′ber-coun′cil (Latrocinium Ephesinum), the council which met at Ephesus in August 449, under the presidency of Dioscurus, whose horde of fanatical monks by sheer violence carried the restoration of Eutyches—its resolutions were annulled at Chalcedon in 451; Rob′ber-crab, a hermit-crab; Rob′ber-fly, any dipterous insect of the family Asilidæ; Rob′ber-gull, the skua; Rob′bery, theft from the person, aggravated by violence or intimidation: plundering.—Robbing Peter to pay Paul, paying and repaying out of the same fund: taking what is due to one to pay another. [O. Fr. rober—Old High Ger. roubōn, Ger. rauben.]
rob, n. the juice of ripe fruit mixed with honey or sugar. [Fr.,—Sp.,—Ar. robb, purified syrup of boiled fruit.]
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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
The numerical value of rob in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of rob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Stop robbing. Don't rob anymore. It's the people's money.
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.
Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them.
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
Yo Rob. Sorry I can't make our workout today, I accidentally woke up in Berlin.
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Translations for rob
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- سلب, نهبArabic
- stjæle, røve, berøve, begå røveri, bestjæle, tyvstjæleDanish
- κλέβω, ληστεύω, διαρρηγνύω, αποστερώGreek
- quitar, robar, privar, asaltarSpanish
- ربودن, غارتPersian
- ryöstää, ryFinnish
- voler, cambriolerFrench
- creachScottish Gaelic
- rabol, betör, kirabolHungarian
- 奪う, 略奪, 盗む, 奪い取る, 奪いますJapanese
- beluxenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- beroven, bestelenDutch
- assaltar, roubarPortuguese
- suway, ch'aspayQuechua
- fura, răpiRomanian
- лишать, ограбить, лишить, грабитьRussian
- beröva, råna, rövaSwedish
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