intransitive verb

To seize and carry off forcibly.

intransitive verb

To deprive (one) of something; bereave.

intransitive verb

To rob, plunder, or pillage.

To take away by force or stealth; carry off as booty; take violently; purloin, especially in a foray: with a thing as object.

To take away; remove; abstract; draw off.

To rob; plunder; dispossess; bereave: with a person as object.

To tear up, as the rafters or roof of a house.

To ravel; pull to pieces, as a textile fabric.

To practise plundering or pillaging; carry off stolen property.

transitive verb

To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. [Archaic].