verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of loot1
OTHER WORDS FROM lootlooter, noun
Definition for loot (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for loot
The protest was peaceful for most of the day but turned violent as the evening wore on, and it ended with businesses being looted and a woman being hospitalized after police shot her in the head with a bean bag.
Some of these prosecutors have been elected in places like Philadelphia or Arlington County or San Francisco are in no small part responsible for either the rioting and looting you see in Philadelphia.The Trailer: Republicans build their own fan clubs in Iowa|David Weigel|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Leaving candy outside instead of handing it out at the door also protects the person providing the loot, Malley says.
One other man in San Diego faces charges of burglary and vandalism and another is charged with looting.No Unlawful Assembly Charges So Far Following Dozens of Arrests|Brittany Cruz-Fejeran and Ashly McGlone|October 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Defend East County emerged after protests gave way to looting this summer in La Mesa.Politics Report: The Election After the Election Is Underway|Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis|October 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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
The diamond-hilted sword was not taken into the fray, unfortunately, as it happened, and fell a prey to the baggage-looters.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
There had not been much damage done by the looters on the day of the revolt.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
All through 1793 bands of looters came out from Mcon to break windows and destroy images.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Looters have noses like bloodhounds for inhabited spots, and start at once in pursuit.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914|Maurice Genevoix
Next, crowds of looters were observed going back in the direction of Gabari, laden with goods from the neighbouring shops.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885|Charles Royle