verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of loot1
Examples from the Web for loot
Botala remembers that the rebels would pull into the island, loot what they could, and then take the haul back to Stanleyville.
Go and loot shops from business owners who were not part of the original problem whatsoever.Dinesh D’Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS|Olivia Nuzzi|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sayyed, who never went to school, was one of the laborers hired by organized gangs to loot.
Then he pushed his loot outside and up the street towards his house.
Their bosses make bank selling the loot to Americans online.
They went away and other men arrived loaded down with their own accumulations of loot.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
I'm goin' to keep this fine little power schooner for my share of the loot.Captain Scraggs|Peter B. Kyne
They dumped their loot into it, then unsaddled and threw all the saddles in, too.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
Military pay was small, and not easily recoverable; loot was hard to come by, and quickly spent.Lysbeth|H. Rider Haggard
They sought neither the glory of conquest nor the rape of freedom, nor the loot of sacked cities.Canada in Flanders, Volume I (of 3)|Lord Max Aitken Beaverbrook
Word Origin for loot
"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.