rob the cradle

Definition of rob the cradle

US, informal

  1. :  to date or marry someone who is much younger His friends accused him of robbing the cradle when they saw how young his girlfriend was.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to take something away from by force :  steal from

    :  to take personal property from by violence or threat

    :  to remove valuables without right from (a place)

  1. :  a bed or cot for a baby usually on rockers or pivots

    :  a framework or support suggestive of a baby's cradle: such as

    :  a framework of bars and rods

  1. :  to place or keep in or as if in a cradle

    :  shelter, rear

    :  to support protectively or intimately

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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