[ verb ] (law,criminal law) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
"The burglars robbed him of all his money"
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
During the following week , six tons of hay belonging to one rancher were burned ; some buildings , farm tools , two horses , plows , and hay owned by Bonito_Lavato , a friendly interpreter for the company , and Pedro_Chavez ' hay were stolen or destroyed ; and a store was broken into and robbed .(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
`` God's_name , what are you to rob the dead with the fight going_on '' !(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
It is , I am reliably given to understand , the technical argot for those who engage in your particular branch of the boost ; i.e. , burglars who rob while the tenants are absent , in contrast to hot slough prowlers , those who work while the occupants are home .
[ verb ] rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Used in print(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
Rather , it is typical of the thousands of quacks who use phony therapeutic devices to fatten themselves on the miseries of hundreds of thousands of Americans by robbing them of millions of dollars and luring them away from legitimate , ethical medical treatment of serious diseases .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Once , they were at Easthampton for the summer ( again , Fritzie said , a good place , even though they were being robbed ) .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
Meeting it without preparation as they did , robbed of anticipation , a common disappointment seized them .
[ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 603