looting


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loot

 (lo͞ot)
n.
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
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To take goods by force or through lawless behavior.

[Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram, plunder; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

loot′er n.

looting

(ˈluːtɪŋ)
n
stealing from shops or houses during a war or riot
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.looting - plundering during riots or in wartimelooting - plundering during riots or in wartime
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
Translations

looting

[ˈluːtɪŋ] Nsaqueo m

looting

[ˈluːtɪŋ] npillage m
lop off
[ˌlɒpˈɒf] vt sepcouper, trancher

looting

[ˈluːtɪŋ] nsaccheggio
References in classic literature ?
The boy who had knocked him on the head with the paddle, tied his legs securely and tossed him out on the beach ere he forgot him in the excitement of looting the Arangi.
The torch, Shandy, from tower to scullery, but in the service of My Lady, no looting."
In reality Lavrushka, having got drunk the day before and left his master dinnerless, had been whipped and sent to the village in quest of chickens, where he engaged in looting till the French took him prisoner.
My ineptitude made me the butt of the looting, cursing, swash-buckling lot who formed the very irregular squadron which we joined; and it would have gone hard with me but for Raffles, who was soon the darling devil of them all, but never more loyally my friend.
There could be little justice here for John Carter, or his son, or for the great Thark who had commanded the savage tribesmen who overran Zodanga's broad avenues, looting, burning, and murdering.
The home owner died of cardiac attack after the looting of valuables from his home.
According to police, the accused held the nomadic families hostage at gunpoint in their cottages and started looting the valuables.
KARACHI -- Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh police on Saturday arrested a three-member robbers gang allegedly involved in several incidents of looting citizens withdrawing money from ATMs.
According to sources within the FIA, the fake spiritual healer was involved in looting people through his online mysticism.
MARDAN -- The police busted a gang involved in looting people carrying money in different part of the district and arrested its four members and recovered 40.3 million looted money and motorbike used in the robbery incidents, officials said on Wednesday.
He said a team of Shalimar police station headed by DSP Haq Nawaz arrested five persons indulged in looting houses after getting jobs as domestic servants.
Given the re-emergence of anti-Semitism in the United States and Europe, a restitution 'puts the spotlight on all the looting and Jewish disappearances,' said Michel Vernay, a retired engineer.