robben

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robben

  1. Plural form of rob

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  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔbən/
  • (Northern, Central) IPA(key): [ˈʁɔ.m̩], [ˈʁɔ.b(ə)n]
  • (South-Western) IPA(key): [ˈʁɔ.bə]
  • (Bavarian) IPA(key): [ˈro.b(ə)n]
  • (Rhinelandic, Ripuarian) IPA(key): [ˈʁɔb.bən]

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robben (third-person singular simple present robbt, past tense robbte, past participle gerobbt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (when applied to humans) to creep, to crawl; to move on ground level, lying flatly on the stomach with the help of one's forearms or elbows
  2. (when applied to seals) describing the typical movement of a seal on land

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  • krabbeln (also meaning crawl, but on a higher level, using one's knees and hands as a support to move on all fours)

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From Anglo-Norman robber, rober, from Frankish *rōbōn, from Proto-Germanic *raubōną. Doublet of reven.

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robben

  1. To steal, rob, or pilfer; to illegally or forcibly confiscate.
  2. To loot, despoil, ravage; to bring to ruin.
  3. (figuratively) To snatch; to cause to lose (an abstract concept)

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