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booty; spoils or plunder taken by pillaging; to ransack, plunder: loot the art museums
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lute – a stringed musical instrument
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1. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
2. Stolen goods or money.
3. Informal Things of value, such as gifts, received.
4. Slang Money.
v. loot·ed, loot·ing, loots
1. To take goods from (a place) by force or without right, especially in time of war or lawlessness; plunder: The rebels looted the city. Rioters looted the downtown stores.
2. To take by force or without right; steal: broke into the tomb and looted the grave goods.
To take goods by force or through lawless behavior.
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1. goods stolen during pillaging, as in wartime, during riots, etc
2. goods, money, etc, obtained illegally
3. (Banking & Finance) informal money or wealth
4. the act of looting or plundering
5. to pillage (a city, settlement, etc) during war or riots
6. to steal (money or goods), esp during pillaging
[C19: from Hindi lūt]
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1. spoils or plunder taken by pillaging, as in war.
2. anything taken by dishonesty, force, stealth, etc.: a burglar's loot.
3. a collection of gifts or purchases.
4. Slang. money.
5. the act of looting.v.t.
6. to carry off or take (something) as loot: to loot a nation's art treasures.
7. to plunder or pillage (a place), as in war; despoil.
8. to rob, as by burglary or corrupt activity in public office: to loot the public treasury.v.i.
9. to take loot; plunder.
[1780–90; < Hindi lūṭ]
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Past participle: looted
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|Noun||1.||loot - goods or money obtained illegally |
stolen property - property that has been stolen
cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
|2.||loot - informal terms for money |
gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, moolah, pelf, boodle, clams, dinero, shekels, simoleons, wampum, dough, bread, cabbage, sugar, scratch
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
|Verb||1.||loot - take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors"|
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
|2.||loot - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"|
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
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سَلْب، مَغْنَميَسْلُب، يَنْهَب
B. VT → saquear
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something which is stolen. The thieves got away with a lot of loot. buit سَلْب، مَغْنَم плячка saque lup die Beute bytte λάφυρα, λείαbotín röövsaak غارت ryöstösaalis butinביזה, שלל लूट plijen zsákmány barang curian ránsfengur bottino, malloppo 略奪品 전리품, 약탈품 grobis laupījums barang-barang curi buitbytte, tyvegodsłup لوټمارى،غلا saque pradă добыча (ukradnutá) korisť plen plen byte, rov ของที่ได้จากการปล้นในระหว่างสงครามหรือการจลาจล ganimet 掠奪物 награбоване; здобич لوٹ کا مال của cướp được 掠夺物verb
to rob or steal from (a place). The soldiers looted the shops of the captured town. geplunder يَسْلُب، يَنْهَب плячкосвам roubar (vy)plenit plündern plyndre λεηλατώsaquear rüüstama غارت کردن ryöstää piller לִבזוֹז, לִגנוֹב लूटना pljačkati kifoszt, fosztogat menjarah ræna saccheggiare 略奪する 약탈하다 (api)plėšti, grobti laupīt; sirot merompak plunderenplyndre, ta som bytte (z)łupić لوټ وهل،غلا كول roubar a jefui грабить (vy)plieniť pleniti opljačkati plundra ปล้นสะดม yağmalamak 搶劫，掠奪 грабувати; захоплювати здобич لوٹ مچانا cướp bóc 抢劫，掠夺
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