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English definition of “rob”

rob

verb [T]     /rɒb/ US  /rɑːb/ (-bb-)
B1 to take money or property illegally from a place, organization, or person, often using violence: The terrorists financed themselves by robbing banks. My wallet's gone! I've been robbed! They robbed the company of £2 million.Stealing C2 If someone is robbed of something they deserve or want, it is taken away from them: A last-minute injury robbed me of my place on the team.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things Grammar:Rob or steal?Rob and steal both mean ‘take something from someone without permission’.See more
(Definition of rob verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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