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English definition of “loot”

loot

verb [I or T] uk   /luːt/ us  
(usually of large numbers of people during a violent event) to steal from shops and houses: During the riot shops were looted and cars damaged or set on fire. Indian English to steal something from a place or person: Burglars looted cash and mobiles from a shop in Tagore Town. The passengers in the general compartment of Shramjivi Express were looted and robbed of their valuables.
looter
noun [C] uk   /ˈluː.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/

loot

noun [U] uk   /luːt/ us  
money and valuable objects that have been stolen, especially by an army from a defeated enemy or by thieves
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