verb (used with object), robbed, rob·bing.
verb (used without object), robbed, rob·bing.
- roasting ear,
- rob peter to pay paul,
- rob roy,
- rob someone blind,
- rob the cradle,
- rob the till
Origin of rob
Examples from the Web for robbed
He was beaten and robbed when sent to tour Europe, after which he made his way back to England.
Some people were chased; some robbed; two men were beaten unconscious.
Pacino—Dad called him “Al”—played Sonny, a desperate guy who robbed a bank in Brooklyn.
Only then will we find a therapeutic solution that fully restores autonomy to those who have been robbed of independence.Electric Stimulation and Rigorous Physical Therapy Show Promise for Paralysis Patients|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so the serially unpopular Hollande was robbed of a rare break from public opprobrium.
She was not exactly disappointed, although it robbed the crime of one of its most dramatic elements—ingratitude.The Old Flute-Player|Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
I remember too well how they have robbed my nests and quarrelled with my friends.Dooryard Stories|Clara Dillingham Pierson
Ive brought them down the river, all this way, to be robbed of them at last!The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi|Harry Gordon
Before I had left him I had warned him that with Shorty in the village he knew not the hour he might be robbed.A Woman's Burden|Fergus Hume
His mind was busy with thoughts which robbed him of half the joy of his return.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
verb robs, robbing or robbed
Word Origin for rob
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.