Definition of loot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    loot

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    verb
    BrE BrE//luːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they loot
    BrE BrE//luːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːt//
     
    he / she / it loots
    BrE BrE//luːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//luːts//
     
    past simple looted
    BrE BrE//ˈluːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːtɪd//
     
    past participle looted
    BrE BrE//ˈluːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːtɪd//
     
    -ing form looting
    BrE BrE//ˈluːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːtɪŋ//
     
    Committing crime
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] loot (something) to steal things from shops/stores or buildings after a riot, fire, etc. More than 20 shops were looted. The invaders rampaged through the streets, looting and killing. See related entries: Committing crime
  2. 2(Indian English) loot something (from somebody/something) to steal something (from somebody/something) A gang went through the train and looted money from passengers. Clothes and jewellery were looted from her house. See related entries: Committing crime
  3. 3(Indian English) loot somebody/something to steal money or property from a person or a place (figurative) The Government is looting the public. He was stopped by the police while trying to loot a bank.
  4. Word Origin early 19th cent. (as a verb): from Hindi lūṭ, from Sanskrit luṇṭh- ‘rob’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: loot

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