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  Dictionary Definition of rob

rob
verb ( robbed, robbing )

-- verb (t)
1. to deprive of something by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from.
2. to deprive of something legally belonging or due.
3. to plunder or rifle (a house, etc.).
4. to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously: the shock robbed him of speech.
-- verb (i)
5. to commit or practise robbery.
-- phrase
6. rob Peter to pay Paul, to benefit one person or thing at the expense of another.
[ME robbe ( n ), from OF robber, from OHG roubon, c. REAVE1 ]