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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
Translations of “loot”
in Korean 훔치다…
in Arabic يَنهَب…
in French butin…
in Turkish yağmalamak, talan etmek, yağma etmek…
in Italian saccheggiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指在暴力事件中集體)搶劫,洗劫…
in Russian грабить, мародерствовать…
in Polish plądrować…
in Spanish botín…
in Portuguese pilhar, saquear…
in German die Beute…
in Catalan saquejar…
in Japanese 略奪する…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指在暴力事件中集体)抢劫,洗劫…
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