verb (used with object), robbed, robbing.
to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from.
to deprive (someone) of some right or something legally due:
They robbed her of her inheritance.
to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.).
to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously:
The team was robbed of a home run hitter when the umpire called it a foul ball. The shock robbed him of his speech.
Mining. to remove ore or coal from (a pillar).
verb (used without object), robbed, robbing.
to commit or practice robbery.
rob Peter to pay Paul, to take something from one person or thing to pay one’s debt or hypothetical debt to another, as to sacrifice one’s health by overworking.
verb robs, robbing, robbed
(transitive) to take something from (someone) illegally, as by force or threat of violence
to plunder (a house, shop, etc)
(transitive) to deprive unjustly: to be robbed of an opportunity
- Robben island
/ˈrɒbən/ noun 1. a small island in South Africa, 11 km (7 miles) off the Cape Peninsula: formerly used by the South African government to house political prisoners
noun 1. a person who robs. robber
noun 1. History/Historical. a noble who robbed travelers passing through his lands. 2. a ruthlessly powerful U.S. capitalist or industrialist of the late 19th century considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or other unethical means.
noun 1. any of numerous swift-flying, often large, dipterous insects of the family Asilidae that are predaceous on other insects. noun 1. any of the predatory dipterous flies constituting the family Asilidae, which have a strong bristly body with piercing mouthparts and which prey on other insects Also called bee killer, assassin fly