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verb     /ˈplʌn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
[I or T] to steal goods violently from a place, especially during a war: After the president fled the country, the palace was plundered by soldiers. Tragically, the graves were plundered and the contents scattered.Stealing [T] to steal or remove something precious from something, in a way that does not consider moral laws or is more severe than it need be: Someone has been plundering funds from the company. The future of our planet is in danger if we continue to plunder it as we do.Stealing plunderer     /r/ US  // noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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