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—v., robbed, rob•bing.
1. to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from.
2. to deprive (someone) of some right or something legally due: They robbed her of her inheritance.
3. to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.).
4. 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.
5. Mining.to remove ore or coal from (a pillar).
1. to commit or practice robbery.
2. 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.
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a male given name, form of Robert.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.