Definition of 'looting'
Example sentences containing 'looting'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There have been no reports of significant looting. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most families left one man behind to defend their properties from looting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He added that there had been reports of widespread looting but that the overall situation was very confused. Times, Sunday Times (2008)London was hit by a third consecutive night of rioting and looting amid fears that the capital was descending into a summer of lawlessness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The looting of the Summer Palace caused outrage across the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Frequently, the motive has been looting, with artefacts being smuggled out of the region. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was given 14 months' jail for taking part in looting and is also featured in the documentary. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'looting'
Used Occasionally. looting is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of looting from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.