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1. rob

verb. ['ˈrɑːb'] rip off; ask an unreasonable price.

Synonyms

  • fleece
  • overcharge
  • soak
  • squeeze
  • hook
  • plume
  • rip off
  • pluck
  • rack
  • gouge
  • extort
  • gazump
  • charge
  • wring
  • bill
  • surcharge
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • square shooter
  • dry
  • cool
  • refrain

Etymology

  • robben (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rober (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Rob

  • punjab
  • miserables
  • swab
  • stobbe
  • staab
  • snob
  • slob
  • schwab
  • glob
  • glaab
  • blob
  • wobbe
  • sob
  • schaab
  • saab
  • raabe
  • raab
  • nobbe
  • naab
  • mob
  • lobb
  • lob
  • knobbe
  • knob
  • job
  • hob
  • haab
  • gob
  • dobb
  • dob

Example sentences of the word rob


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Inhalants rob the body of oxygen, causing hypoxia, which damages cells and tissues throughout the body.

2. Verb, base form
A prolonged winter storm can rob your home of heat at the worst possible time.

Quotes containing the word rob


1. One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.
- Jacqueline Leo

2. No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.
- L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

3. 1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.
- Kurt Vonnegut

2. rob

verb. ['ˈrɑːb'] take something away by force or without the consent of the owner.

Synonyms

  • steal
  • pick
  • hold up

Antonyms

  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull
  • gain

Etymology

  • robben (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rober (Anglo-Norman)
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