Definition of rob the cradleUS, informal
- His friends accused him of robbing the cradle when they saw how young his girlfriend was.
: 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)
: 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
: to place or keep in or as if in a cradle
: shelter, rear
: to support protectively or intimately
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