loot verb definition in Committing crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Committing crime topic
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. 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.

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