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

rip off, screw, sting, do, diddle

North American gouge

British 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

walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch, souvenir

British nick, pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, blag

North American heist, glom

Australian snavel

Australian dated clifty

West Indian tief

archaic crib, hook

rare peculate, defalcate