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loot

verb [I/T]  /lut/ us  
(said esp. of large numbers of people) to steal from stores: [I] Riot police were sent to prevent the mob from looting. To loot something is also to take a lot of money away from it that does not belong to you: [T] The officers of the corporation looted the company of millions of dollars.

loot

noun [U]  /lut/ us  
money or valuable objects that have been stolen: Three men have been sentenced to prison for taking part in the robbery, but the loot was never recovered.
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