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rob British & World English

Take property unlawfully from (a person or place) by force or threat of force

rob English Thesaurus

the gang were convicted of robbing Barclays Bank in Kelvedon

Rob Roy1 British & World English

(1671–1734), Scottish outlaw; born Robert Macgregor. His reputation as a Scottish Robin Hood was exaggerated in Sir Walter Scott’s novel of the same name (1817)

Rob Roy2 British & World English

A cocktail made of Scotch whisky and vermouth

Rob Roy New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1671–1734), Scottish outlaw, hero of Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1817); born Robert Macgregor

rob someone of in rob British & World English

Deprive someone of (something needed or deserved)

rob Peter to pay Paul British & World English

Take something away from one person to pay another; discharge one debt only to incur another

Rob Reiner in Reiner, Carl British & World English

(1922-), US television writer and actor. He was a writer for Caesar’s Hour (1954–57) and wrote for and acted on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66). He also directed movies such as Oh God! (1977), The Jerk (1979), and That Old Feeling (1997). His son Rob Reiner (1947-) (full name Robert Norman Reiner), noted for his role as the son-in-law on television’s All in the Family 1971–78, became a director, with such movies as The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally (1989), The American President (1995), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), and The Bucket List (2007)

rob Peter to pay Paul in rob British & World English

Take something away from one person to pay another; discharge one debt only to incur another