Synonyms of rob in English:


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1‘the gang were convicted of robbing Barclays Bank in Kelvedon’

burgle, steal from, hold up, break into
raid, loot, ransack, plunder, pillage, sack
North American burglarize
informal do, turn over, steam, knock off, stick up
archaic spoil, reave

2‘police are hunting a man who robbed an old woman at gunpoint last night’

steal from
informal mug, jump, roll
North American informal clip

3‘he was robbed of his savings’

cheat, swindle, defraud, fleece, dispossess
informal bilk, do out of, con out of, rook out of, skin, steal someone blind
North American informal stiff
rare mulct

4‘my suit cost £70, and he thinks I was robbed’

overcharge, charge too much
informal rip off, screw, sting, do, diddle
North American informal gouge
British informal, dated rush

5‘defeat robbed him of his chance of regaining the world No 1 ranking’

deprive, strip, divest

6‘I didn't buy it—I robbed it’

steal, purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift
embezzle, misappropriate
have one's fingers in the till, have one's hand in the till
informal walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch, souvenir
British informal nick, pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, blag
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
Australian dated, informal clifty
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook
rare peculate, defalcate