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|part of speech:
||robbed, robbing, robs
||to steal something from a person or place, often with the use of force.
A thief robbed him in the park late at night.Someone robbed the bank!
- similar words:
rob or steal?
have to do with taking something in a way that is against the law. Rob
emphasizes the person or place from which something is taken. Steal
emphasizes the thing that was taken. You rob someone of something, but you steal something from someone.
- Someone robbed the store! They stole all the money!
- Someone robbed John of his wallet. John was robbed.
- Someone stole a wallet from John. The wallet was stolen.
Word Builder: rob +
a person who robs.
the crime of robbing.