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lootverb [I or T]

uk   /luːt/  us   /luːt/
(usually of ​largenumbers of ​people during a ​violentevent) to ​steal from ​shops and ​houses: During the ​riotshops were looted and ​carsdamaged 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 ​generalcompartment of Shramjivi Express were looted and ​robbed of ​theirvaluables.
looter
noun [C] uk   /ˈluː.tər/  us   /ˈluː.t̬ɚ/

lootnoun [U]

uk   /luːt/  us   /luːt/
(Definition of loot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lootverb [I/T]

 us   /lut/
(said esp. of ​largenumbers 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.

lootnoun [U]

 us   /lut/
money or ​valuableobjects that have been ​stolen: Three men have been ​sentenced to ​prison for taking ​part in the robbery, but the loot was never ​recovered.
(Definition of loot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"loot" in Business English

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lootnoun [U]

uk   us   /luːt/ informal
money or ​valuableobjects that have been ​stolen: They ​hauled the loot, ​worth $10 million, to a ​warehouse.
(Definition of loot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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