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loot

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[ loot ]
/ lut /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to take loot; plunder: The conquerors looted and robbed.
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Origin of loot

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First recorded in 1780–90; from Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit lotra, loptra “booty, spoil”

OTHER WORDS FROM loot

looter, noun

Other definitions for loot (2 of 2)

loot2
[ loot ]
/ lut /

verb Scot.
simple past tense of let1.
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How to use loot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for loot

loot
/ (luːt) /

noun
goods stolen during pillaging, as in wartime, during riots, etc
goods, money, etc, obtained illegally
informal money or wealth
the act of looting or plundering
verb
to pillage (a city, settlement, etc) during war or riots
to steal (money or goods), esp during pillaging

Derived forms of loot

looter, noun

Word Origin for loot

C19: from Hindi lūt
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