verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of loot1
Related formsloot·er, noun
Examples from the Web for looters
Before preservationists could put a stop to it, he and other looters had raided and destroyed precious relics buried at the site.
Looters and vandals damaged more than a dozen stores and businesses in Oakland, Calif., news reports said.
Over two days in August, rioters and looters rampaged through stores and threw stones.
As looters roamed, you could hear a few of the refrains that have defined this situation, most notably “No justice, no peace.”
Now to compare ISIS radicals and Ferguson looters is not to say that they are the same in all respects.Dinesh D’Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS|Olivia Nuzzi|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than one seems to have been shot as looters for entering their own homes.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
The rioter looked round with surprise, muttered something and joined the looters.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan
There had not been much damage done by the looters on the day of the revolt.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
It had been stolen out of the safe, and evidently the looters had not been able to get it away.The Sinn Fein rebellion As I Saw It.|Mrs. Hamilton Norway
Nine of the dozen looters were at work on the task when there was a tumult back in the castle.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster