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loot1

[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 from the web for looted
  • As archaeologists worldwide help recover looted artifacts, they worry for the safety of the great sites of early civilization.
  • The nerve you have to write so dismissively while taxpayers are actually being looted without consent.
  • Police cars were overturned and shops looted as the mob descended on the city's central square.
  • They are a keystone species in that their abandoned-or sometimes looted-nests later make good homes for other forest dwellers.
  • Though the peripheral rooms were looted in antiquity, the burial itself remained untouched.
  • Each had been heavily looted in antiquity, and no royal remains were found except a single bejeweled arm.
  • Many have simply been abandoned, their kitchens filled with ash, their furniture looted.
  • However, the chamber had been looted, and its function may remain unknown.
  • Stores have seen waves of panic buying, and a wholesale warehouse was looted overnight.
  • But the whole town was looted, and then burned to the ground, in the days that followed the fighting.
British Dictionary definitions for looted

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 looted

loot

n.

"goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1788, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property," from PIE *roup-tro-, from root *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)). The verb is first attested 1821, from the noun. Related: Looted; looting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for looted

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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