Synonyms of 'rob'
in the sense of defraud
to cheat out of money, property, or a right to do somethingHe pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
rip off (slang),
stitch up (slang),
rook (slang, old-fashioned),
diddle (informal, old-fashioned),
gyp (slang, old-fashioned),
pull a fast one on (informal),
in the sense of despoil
to plunderthe modern day industry which has despoiled the town
in the sense of divest
to deprive of a role, function, or qualityThey were divested of all their personal possessions.
in the sense of loot
to steal (money or goods) during war or riotsGangs began breaking windows and looting shops.
in the sense of mug
to attack someone in order to rob themI was getting into my car when this guy tried to mug me.
in the sense of pillage
to steal property violently, often in warSoldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
in the sense of plunder
to seize (valuables or goods) from (a place) by force, usually in wartimeThey plundered and burned the town.
in the sense of ransack
to plunder or pillageDemonstrators ransacked and burned the house where he was staying.
in the sense of rifle
to steal and carry offThe child rifled the till while her mother distracted the postmistress.
in the sense of sack
to plunder and partially destroy (a town or city)Imperial troops sacked the French ambassador's residence in Rome.
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Thesaurus for rob from the Collins English Thesaurus