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Definition of plunder verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plunder
    he / she / it plunders
    past simple plundered
    -ing form plundering
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  1. 1to steal things from a place, especially using force during a time of war synonym loot
  2. 2 The troops crossed the country, plundering and looting as they went. plunder something (of something) The abbey had been plundered of its valuables. plunder something (from something) Only a small amount of the money that he plundered from his companies has been recovered. compare pillage
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