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plunder en inglés británico

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uk /ˈplʌn.dər/ us /ˈplʌn.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.

[ 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 its resources as we do.
noun [ C ] uk /ˈplʌn.dər.ər/ us /ˈplʌn.dɚ.ɚ/

plundernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈplʌn.dər/ us /ˈplʌn.dɚ/

an occasion when goods are stolen from a place, especially violently or during a war, or these stolen goods:

Residents in the villages under attack have been unable to protect their homes from plunder.
The thieves hid their plunder in the woodshed.

a situation in which something is taken in a way that is not morally right or is too extreme:

We need to put a stop to the plunder of the rain forest.

(Definición de plunder del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

plunder en inglés americano

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plunderverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈplʌn·dər/

to steal goods forcefully from a place, esp. during a war:

[ I ] After the battle the soldiers began looting and plundering.
[ T ] fig. He plundered (= took from) his ballet scores in writing his later operas.
noun [ U ] us /ˈplʌn·dər/

We met after school and divided our plunder so each boy would have about the same amount.

(Definición de plunder del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

plunder en inglés de negocios

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plunderverb [ T ]

uk /ˈplʌndər/ us

to steal or take large amounts of money or goods from a place:

A lawsuit is being launched against him claiming that he and his associates have plundered more than $300m from the company over the years.
Years of military rule have plundered the nation's wealth.

plundernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈplʌndər/ us

the act of stealing or taking large amounts of money or goods from a place:

Small firms are often seen as ripe for plunder.

(Definición de plunder del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)