Rob
Rob Rob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Robbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Robbing}.] [OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roub?n, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. [root]114. See {Reave},and cf. {Robe}.] 1. To take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from. [1913 Webster]

Who would rob a hermit of his weeds, His few books, or his beads, or maple dish? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To be executed for robbing a church. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by violence or by putting him in fear. [1913 Webster]

3. To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his good name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight. [1913 Webster]

I never robbed the soldiers of their pay. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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