Rob - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɑːb|  American pronunciation of the word rob
Brit.  |rɒb|  British pronunciation of the word rob

verb

- take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

The burglars robbed him of all his money

- rip off; ask an unreasonable price (syn: fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, soak, surcharge)

Examples

Someone tried to rob me.

The cashier was robbed at gunpoint.

The thieves robbed the passengers of all their money and jewels.

Television has robbed the cinema of its former popularity.

They killed four policemen while robbing a bank.

A 77-year-old woman was robbed at knifepoint.

They threatened to shoot him and robbed him of all his possessions.

The burglars robbed him of all his money

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: rob
he/she/it: robs
present participle: robbing
past tense: robbed
past participle: robbed
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