loot

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[ loot ]
/ lut /

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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1780–90; < Hindi lūṭ, akin to Sanskrit luṇṭhati (he) steals

OTHER WORDS FROM loot

loot·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for looter

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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