Definition of “rob” - English Dictionary

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“rob” in British English

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robverb [ T ]

uk /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.

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.

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(Definition of “rob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“rob” in American English

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robverb [ T ]

us /rɑb/ -bb-

to take money or property from a person or place illegally:

Two men robbed the store last night.

If someone is robbed of a quality, that quality is taken away:

Elderly people should not be robbed of their dignity.

(Definition of “rob” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“rob” in Business English

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robverb [ T ]

uk /rɒb/ us -bb-

to take money or property illegally from a place, organization, or person:

The bank was robbed last year.
rob sb of sth They were robbed of their life insurance.

ROBnoun [ U ]

uk us MARKETING

abbreviation for run of book

(Definition of “rob” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)