rob
verb (robbed; robbing) Etymology: Middle English robben, from Anglo-French rober, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob — more at reave Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. (1) to take something away from by force ; steal from (2) to take personal property from by violence or threat b. (1) to remove valuables without right from (a place) (2) to take the contents of (a receptacle) c. to take away as loot ; steal <
rob jewelry
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2. a. to deprive of something due, expected, or desired b. to withhold unjustly or injuriously intransitive verb to commit robbery • robber noun Usage: Sense transitive verb 1c, in which the direct object is the thing stolen, is sometimes considered to be wrong, or perhaps archaic. The sense has been in use since the 13th century and is found in earlier literature <
contrive to rob the honey and subvert the hive — John Dryden
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. It is still in use though not as common as other senses <
then robbed $100 after the clerk fled — Springfield (Massachusetts) Morning Union
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