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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rob  \Rob\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  that  which  belongs  to  another,  without  right  or 
  permission,  esp.  by  violence. 
  I  am  accursed  to  rob  in  that  thief's  company.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rob  \Rob\,  n.  [F.;  cf  Sp  rob,  It  rob,  robbo,  Pg  robe, 
  arrobe,  Ar  rubb,  robb,  Per.  rub.] 
  The  inspissated  juice  of  ripe  fruit,  obtained  by  evaporation 
  of  the  juice  over  a  fire  till  it  acquires  the  consistence  of 
  a  sirup.  It  is  sometimes  mixed  with  honey  or  sugar.  [Written 
  also  {rhob},  and  {rohob}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rob  \Rob\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Robbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Robbing}.]  [OF.  rober,  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG.  roub?n,  G. 
  rauben,  and  OHG.  roub  robbing,  booty,  G.  raub.  [root]114.  See 
  {Reave},and  cf  {Robe}.] 
  1.  To  take  something  away  from  by  force;  to  strip  by 
  stealing;  to  plunder;  to  pillage;  to  steal  from 
  Who  would  rob  a  hermit  of  his  weeds,  His  few  books, 
  or  his  beads,  or  maple  dish?  --Milton. 
  He  that  is  robbed,  not  wanting  what  is  stolen,  Let 
  him  not  know  it  and  he's  not  robbed  at  all  --Shak. 
  To  be  executed  for  robbing  a  church.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Law)  To  take  the  property  of  (any  one)  from  his  person, 
  or  in  his  presence,  feloniously,  and  against  his  will  by 
  violence  or  by  putting  him  in  fear. 
  3.  To  deprive  of  or  withhold  from  unjustly  or  injuriously; 
  to  defraud;  as  to  rob  one  of  his  rest,  or  of  his  good 
  name  a  tree  robs  the  plants  near  it  of  sunlight. 
  I  never  robbed  the  soldiers  of  their  pay  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  take  something  away  by  force  or  without  the  consent  of  the 
  owner;  "The  burglars  robbed  him  of  all  his  money" 
  2:  rip  off  ask  an  unreasonable  price  [syn:  {overcharge},  {soak}, 
  {surcharge},  {gazump},  {fleece},  {plume},  {pluck},  {hook}] 
  [ant:  {undercharge}] 

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