Definition of 'loot'
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Has the country not been looted for the last 70 years? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rebel fighters claim that regime soldiers looted the treasures. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The protests have given way to rioting and looting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also asked people to return looted property. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Others were looted and burnt as punishment for student protests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is just another stone building stuffed with treasure to be looted. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)It sparked riots and looting in Tottenham which then spread across the country. The Sun (2012)The following day, the family home was looted and burnt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Within weeks the locals began looting American stores. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How many were involved in this week's riots and looting? Times, Sunday Times (2011)At first they came to loot and burn; subsequently they came to conquer. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)By the time they returned to work, the store had been looted. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Days of rioting and looting followed in Caracas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While some pulled survivors from the wreckage, a handful took the chance to loot or steal valuables from the dead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As well as cameras and laptops, volunteers are given disguises to pose as antiques dealers so they can photograph looted artefacts for a database. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In that time, his forces looted the country 's wealth and butchered its people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Frequently, the motive has been looting, with artefacts being smuggled out of the region. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His cronies looted the country to buy villas in Brussels and France. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not the people who looted, but the people who didn't. Times, Sunday Times (2011)US troops took Baghdad, then stood by as marauding gangs looted the city. Times, Sunday Times (2011)China is to send a team of artefact hunters to nearly 50 countries to track down thousands of treasures looted by foreign armies 150 years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A new offence of dealing in looted artefacts will be introduced as well as a'blue shield' symbol to identify protected cultural property. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'loot'
British English: loot VERB
If people loot, or loot stores or houses, they steal things from them, for example, during a war or riot.
The trouble began when gangs began breaking windows and looting shops.
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