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Definition 1: take something away by force or without the consent of the owner - [verb of possession]

Samples where rob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The burglars robbed him of all his money

(rob is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

(... is a kind of rob ) rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

(... is a kind of rob ) pilfer or rob

"pick pockets"

Definition 2: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for rob in the sense of this definition

(rob is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of rob ) obtain by coercion or intimidation

"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

(rob implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

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