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Can rob mean "to steal"?: Usage Guide

Transitive sense 1c, in which the direct object is the thing stolen, is sometimes considered to be wrong, or perhaps archaic. The sense has been in use since the 13th century and is found in earlier literature. contrive to rob the honey and subvert the hive — John Dryden It is still in use though not as common as other senses. then robbed $100 after the clerk fled — Springfield (Massachusetts) Morning Union

Recent Examples on the Web Later, young Big is saved from danger (both fecal and physical) when Deer Lady shows up to stomp some dudes who are trying to rob the local corner store. — Kali Simmons, Vulture, 30 Aug. 2021 As well as losing networking opportunities, starting a new job from our bedrooms can rob us of the chance to grasp the structure of a team – and the subtle interpersonal dynamics between our colleagues. — Natasha Preskey, refinery29.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Testimony showed that on that Thanksgiving Day, Mitchell went to an apartment where Byrd was staying and discussed his plan to rob the Airport Inn. — Carol Robinson | Crobinson
al.com, al, 7 Aug. 2021 Cannick argued in the letter that Kelly"s new lawyers haven"t been able to meet with him in person because of the quarantine and that proceeding with the R&B star"s trial as scheduled would rob him of effective and meaningful representation. — CBS News, 6 July 2021 While more days away from home could certainly be good, workcations can rob you of the benefits of fully unplugging, engaging and relaxing. — cleveland, 23 May 2021 Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, can rob a person of the ability to breathe, and ventilators act as an external set of lungs. — Washington Post, 31 May 2021 Biden said Trump’s proposal to provide $200 cards to Medicare beneficiaries would rob the program of precious funds. — Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2020 According to police, Aguilera and Martinez lured two men to the 300 block of Northeast Fifth Street in Grand Prairie to rob them. — Tom Steele, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2021

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History and Etymology for rob

Middle English robben, from Anglo-French rober, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob — more at reave