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verb [transitive] rob pronunciation in American English /rɑb/
Word Forms
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 cell 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.


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