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[loot] /lut/
noun
1.
spoils or plunder taken by pillaging, as in war.
2.
anything taken by dishonesty, force, stealth, etc.:
a burglar's loot.
3.
a collection of valued objects:
The children shouted and laughed as they opened their Christmas loot.
4.
Slang. money:
You'll have a fine time spending all that loot.
5.
act of looting or plundering:
to take part in the loot of a conquered city.
verb (used with object)
6.
to carry off or take (something) as loot:
to loot a nation's art treasures.
7.
to despoil by taking loot; plunder or pillage (a city, house, etc.), as in war.
8.
to rob, as by burglary or corrupt activity in public office:
to loot the public treasury.
verb (used without object)
9.
to take loot; plunder:
The conquerors looted and robbed.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Hindi lūṭ, akin to Sanskrit luṇṭhati (he) steals
Related forms
looter, noun
Synonyms
1. booty. 7. sack, ransack.

loot2

[loot] /lut/
verb, Scot.
1.
simple past tense of let1 .
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Examples for looting
  • Some areas have experienced fires and looting, and there have been reports of prison breaks.
  • They don't have enough backbone and self-discipline to quit looting the kitty.
  • Ordinary shop-looting, routine during the political uprisings, was no comparison.
  • The moochers that benefit from this looting are all to happy to see the system perpetuated.
  • Famine set in, the social order broke down and looting was rampant.
  • We share your abhorrence of the looting of archaeological artifacts.
  • Federal and state authorities have strengthened laws and intensified prosecutions to discourage looting in this country.
  • The ongoing conflict means that rampant looting of sites and smuggling of artifacts continue virtually unchecked.
  • Free from the burden of brooding, cowbirds can devote more energy to looting and monitoring nests, he says.
  • looting began immediately, and by the time it abated, signs of an insurgency had appeared.
British Dictionary definitions for looting

loot

/luːt/
noun
1.
goods stolen during pillaging, as in wartime, during riots, etc
2.
goods, money, etc, obtained illegally
3.
(informal) money or wealth
4.
the act of looting or plundering
verb
5.
to pillage (a city, settlement, etc) during war or riots
6.
to steal (money or goods), esp during pillaging
Derived Forms
looter, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi lūt
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Word Origin and History for looting
loot
1788, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Skt. lota-m "booty, stolen property." The verb is first attested 1842, from the noun.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for looting

loot 1

noun

Money, esp a large amount of money: Rich planters would come and spend some awful large amounts of loot/ There's a lot of loot there, kiddo (1930+ Jazz musicians)


loot 2

noun

A lieutenant; lieut (1898+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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