Rob meaning

rŏb
To engage in or commit robbery.
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To deprive (someone) of something belonging or due, or take or withhold something from unjustly or injuriously.

The accident robbed him of health.

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To commit robbery.
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To steal from, especially using force or violence.

He robbed three banks before he was caught.

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To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud.
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(figuratively, used with "of") To deprive (of).

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

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(intransitive, slang) To burgle.
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(intransitive) To commit robbery.
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(sports) To take possession of the ball, puck etc. from.
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The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire until it reaches a syrupy consistency. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar.
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A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
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(rare compared to the pet form) A surname, derived from Robert.
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rob Peter to pay Paul
  • To incur a debt in order to pay off another debt.
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rob (someone) blind
  • To rob in an unusually deceitful or thorough way:.
    Robbed the old couple blind while employed as a companion.
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rob the cradle
  • To have a romantic or sexual relationship with someone significantly younger than oneself.
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Origin of rob

  • Middle English robben from Old French rober of Germanic origin reup- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English robben, from Anglo-Norman rober, robber, from Old Dutch *rōbōn (compare Dutch roven), from Proto-Germanic *raubōnÄ… (compare English reave). More at reave.

    From Wiktionary

  • French; compare Spanish rob, Italian rob, robbo, Portuguese robe, arrobe, and similar Arabic and Persian words.

    From Wiktionary