rob /ˈrɑːb/ verb
robs; robbed; robbing
robs; robbed; robbing
Learner's definition of ROB
[+ object]
: to take money or property from (a person or a place) illegally and sometimes by using force, violence, or threats
often + of
sometimes used figuratively
: to keep (someone) from getting something expected or wanted
often + of

rob Peter to pay Paul

: to take money that was meant for one person or thing and use it to pay someone else or to pay for something else

rob (someone) blind

: to steal a lot of things or money from someone

rob the cradle

see 1cradle