loot


loot
loot vt
1: to rob esp. during or following a catastrophe (as war, riot, or natural disaster)
2: to rob esp. on a large scale and usu. by violence or corruption
vi: to engage in robbing esp. after a catastrophe
loot·er n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

loot
I verb abscond with, appropriate, break into, burglarize, carry off, defalcate, depredate, despoil, embezzle, forage, harry, lay waste, make off with, maraud, peculate, pilfer, pillage, pirate, plunder, prey upon, purloin, raid, ransack, ravage, rifle, rob, sack, seize, spoil, spoliate, steal, strip, take, thieve II index despoil, jostle (pickpocket), pilfer, pillage, pirate (take by violence), plunder (noun), plunder (verb), prey, prize, rob, spoil (pillage), spoils

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Loot — (l[=oo]t), n. [Hind. l[=u][.t], Skr. l[=o]tra, l[=o]ptra, booty, lup to break, spoil; prob. akin to E. rob.] 1. The act of plundering. [1913 Webster] 2. Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loot — steht für: Loot (Computerspiel), eine Bezeichnung für Beutestücke, welche Gegner in Computer bzw. Konsolenspielen zurücklassen Loot, ein Stück des Dramatikers Joe Orton, siehe Beute (Theaterstück) Loot (Magazin), ein britisches… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • loot — [luːt] noun [uncountable] informal old fashioned goods or money that have been stolen * * * loot UK US /luːt/ noun [U] INFORMAL ► money or valuable objects that have been stolen: »They hauled the loot, worth $10 million, to …   Financial and business terms

  • loot — loot·er; ga·loot; loot; …   English syllables

  • Loot — Loot, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Looted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looting}.] To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war. [1913 Webster] Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses. L. Oliphant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loot# — loot n booty, plunder, *spoil, swag, prize loot vb *rob, plunder, rifle, burglarize Analogous words: sack, pillage, despoil, *ravage, spoliate, devastate, waste: *steal, pilfer, filch, purloin …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • loot — [n] stolen goods booty, dough*, graft, haul, hot goods*, lift*, make*, money, pickings*, pillage, plunder, plunderage, prize, seizure, spoils, squeeze, take*; concepts 337,340 loot [v] steal goods appropriate, boost, burglarize, despoil, grab,… …   New thesaurus

  • Loot — trademark a magazine, sold in the UK, which only contains advertisements by people who want to sell their cars or old furniture, rent their homes, buy a house etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • loot — (n.) goods taken from an enemy, etc., 1788, Anglo Indian, from Hindi lut, from Skt. loptram, lotram booty, stolen property, from PIE *roup tro , from root *reup to snatch (see RAPID (Cf. rapid)). The verb is first attested 1821, from the noun.… …   Etymology dictionary


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