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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."
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 Orthodox begin looting, and in a way of which our last campaign can give you no idea.
He saw visions of the blacks taking charge of the plantation, looting the store, burning the buildings, and escaping to Malaita.
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.
Similarly, many stores were closed in a former Industrial powerhouse in eastern Venezuela owing to nighttime lootings. Business men in Caracas fear that the lootings could swiftly move from the poorer provinces to the capital.
What lessons were learned from the museum lootings in Iraq?
Popular sentiment had a more disturbing side, however, manifest in a wave of lootings between the 14th and 22nd of December, which targeted small to medium grocery stores and other shops.
The ensuing fear after the lootings has worked conveniently to U.S.