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Loot vs. Pillage

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Lootnoun

A kind of scoop or ladle, chiefly used to remove the scum from brine-pans in saltworks.

Pillageverb

(ambitransitive) To loot or plunder by force, especially in time of war.

Lootnoun

The act of plundering.

‘the loot of an ancient city’;

Pillagenoun

The spoils of war.

Lootnoun

plunder, booty, especially from a ransacked city.

Pillagenoun

The act of pillaging.

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Lootnoun

any prize or profit received for free, especially Christmas presents

Pillagenoun

The act of pillaging; robbery.

Lootnoun

(video games) Items dropped by defeated enemies.

Pillagenoun

That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.

‘Which pillage they with merry march bring home.’;

Lootverb

To steal, especially as part of war, riot or other group violence.

‘to loot valuables from a temple’;

Pillageverb

To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.

‘Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city.’;

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Lootverb

To steal from.

‘to loot a temple for valuables’;

Pillageverb

To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.

‘They were suffered to pillage wherever they went.’;

Lootverb

(video games) to examine the corpse of a fallen enemy for loot.

Pillagenoun

goods or money obtained illegally

Lootnoun

The act of plundering.

Pillagenoun

the act of stealing valuable things from a place;

‘the plundering of the Parthenon’; ‘his plundering of the great authors’;

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Lootnoun

Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city.

Pillageverb

steal goods; take as spoils;

‘During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners’;

Lootnoun

Anything stolen or obtained by dishonesty.

Lootnoun

Valuable objects; as, the child was delighted with all the loot he got for his birthday.

Lootnoun

Money; as, you shouldn't carry all that loot around with you in the city; she made a pile of loot from trading in cattle futures.

Lootverb

To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war.

‘Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses.’;

Lootnoun

goods or money obtained illegally

Lootnoun

informal terms for money

Lootverb

take illegally; of intellectual property;

‘This writer plundered from famous authors’;

Lootverb

steal goods; take as spoils;

‘During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners’;

Lootnoun

private property taken from an enemy in war

‘the rooms were stuffed with the loot from Francis's expeditions into Italy’;

Lootnoun

stolen money or valuables

‘the gang escaped with their loot’;

Lootnoun

money

‘ten thousand quid is a lot of loot’;

Lootverb

steal goods from (a place), typically during a war or riot

‘police confronted the protestors who were looting shops’;

Lootverb

steal (goods) in a war, riot, etc.

‘tonnes of food aid awaiting distribution had been looted’;

Lootverb

steal (something) from someone

‘a gang looted Rs. 1.5 lakh from a passenger’;

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