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Rob

[rob] /rɒb/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Robert.
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British Dictionary definitions for rob's

rob

/rɒb/
verb robs, robbing, robbed
1.
(transitive) to take something from (someone) illegally, as by force or threat of violence
2.
to plunder (a house, shop, etc)
3.
(transitive) to deprive unjustly: to be robbed of an opportunity
Derived Forms
robber, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French rober, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German roubōn to rob
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Word Origin and History for rob's

rob

v.

late 12c., from Old French rober "rob, steal, pillage, ransack, rape," from West Germanic *rauba "booty" (cf. Old High German roubon "to rob," roub "spoil, plunder;" Old English reafian, source of the reave in bereave), from Proto-Germanic *raubon "to rob," from PIE *reup-, *reub- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)).

Lord, hou schulde God approve þat þou robbe Petur, and gif þis robbere to Poule in þe name of Crist? [Wyclif, c.1380]
To rob the cradle is attested from 1864 in reference to drafting young men in the American Civil War; by 1949 in reference to seductions or romantic relationships with younger persons. Related: Robbed; robbing.

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