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Definition of pillage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [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.
pillage noun [uncountable]
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They brought back horrific accounts of murder and pillage.
noun compare loot, plunder