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verb [transitive] rob pronunciation in British English /rɒb/
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present tense
present participlerobbing
past tenserobbed
past participlerobbed

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  1. 1
    to take money or property illegally from a person or place, often using threats or violence
    They were planning to rob the museum.
    rob someone of something: Daniel was robbed of his car, briefcase, and mobile phone.
    rob someone at knifepoint/gunpoint: Mr Davies was robbed at knifepoint.
  2. 2
    to take something such as an opportunity, skill, or quality from someone, often in an unfair way
    rob someone of something: The shock had robbed her of the power of speech.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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