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loot

verb [I or T]     /luːt/
(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.Stealing 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     /ˈluː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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