Meaning of “rob” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /rɒb/ (present participle robbing, past tense and past participle robbed)

B1 to steal from someone or somewhere, often using violence:

to rob a bank
Two tourists were robbed at gunpoint in the city centre last night.
rob sb of sth

to take something important away from someone:

The war had robbed them of their innocence.

(Definition of “rob” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)