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English verb: rob

1. rob (possession) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

SamplesThe burglars robbed him of all his money.

ExamplesThey rob him of all his money

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)steal

Narrower (hyponym)hold up, pick, stick up

2. rob (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Synonymsfleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, soak, surcharge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off

Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring

Entailbill, charge


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