Definition of rob
to rob (third-person singular simple present robs, present participle robbing, simple past and past participle robbed)
- (transitive) To steal from, especially using force or violence.
He robbed three banks before he was caught.
- (transitive) (used with of) To deprive (of).
Working all day robs me of any energy to go out in the evening.
- (transitive) (reality television) To eliminate a contestant too early in the competition.
My favorite contestant got robbed week 1.
- (intransitive) (slang) To burgle.
2008 National Public Radio, "All Things Considered", Sept 4, 2008:
Her house was robbed.
- (intransitive) To commit robbery.
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