Definition of pillage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pillage

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒ//
     
    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pillage
     
    he / she / it pillages
     
    past simple pillaged
     
    -ing form pillaging
     
     
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  1. 1to steal things from a place or region, especially in a war, using violence synonym plunder
  2. 2 The rebels went looting and pillaging. pillage something The town had been pillaged and burned. pillage something from something Works of art were pillaged from churches and museums.
pillagenoun[uncountable]
 
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They brought back horrific accounts of murder and pillage.
 
noun compare loot, plunder