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rob

Definition of rob

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rŏb, IPA: /rɒb/, SAMPA: /rQb/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɒb

Verb

to rob (third-person singular simple present robs, present participle robbing, simple past and past participle robbed)

  1. (transitive) To steal from, especially using force or violence.

    He robbed three banks before he was caught.

  2. (transitive) (used with of) To deprive (of).

    Working all day robs me of any energy to go out in the evening.

  3. (transitive) (reality television) To eliminate a contestant too early in the competition.

    My favorite contestant got robbed week 1.

  4. (intransitive) (slang) To burgle.

    2008 National Public Radio, "All Things Considered", Sept 4, 2008:
    Her house was robbed.

  5. (intransitive) To commit robbery.

References:

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