rob

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See also: Rob, røb, ròb, and rób

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English robben, from Anglo-Norman rober, robber, from Old Dutch *rōbōn (compare Dutch roven), from Proto-Germanic *raubōną (compare English reave). More at reave.

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rob (third-person singular simple present robs, present participle robbing, simple past and past participle robbed)

  1. (transitive) To steal from, especially using force or violence.
    He robbed three banks before he was caught.
  2. (transitive) To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud.
    • Shakespeare
      I never robbed the soldiers of their pay.
  3. (transitive, figuratively, used with "of") To deprive (of).
    Working all day robs me of any energy to go out in the evening.
  4. (intransitive, slang) To burgle.
    • 2008, National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Sept 4, 2008
      Her house was robbed.
  5. (intransitive) To commit robbery.
  6. (sports) To take possession of the ball, puck etc. from
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos”, BBC Sport:
      Kevin Mirallas then robbed Bacary Sagna to run into the area and draw another save from Szczesny as the Gunners held on to lead at the break.
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Etymology 2[edit]

French; compare Spanish rob, Italian rob, robbo, Portuguese robe, arrobe, and similar Arabic and Persian words.

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rob (uncountable)

  1. The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation of the juice over a fire until it reaches a syrupy consistency. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar.

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rob m (plural robben, diminutive robbetje n)

  1. seal (sea mammal)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Slavic language, from Proto-Slavic *orbъ (slave), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan).

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rob m (plural robi)

  1. slave

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *orbъ (slave), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos (orphan).

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rȍb m (Cyrillic spelling ро̏б)

  1. slave

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rob m (plural robes)

  1. fruit syrup

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