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

 

pillage

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒ//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pillage
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it pillages
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple pillaged
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒd//
 
past participle pillaged
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒd//
 
-ing form pillaging
BrE BrE//ˈpɪlɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪlɪdʒɪŋ//
 
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to steal things from a place or region, especially in a war, using violence synonym plunder 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. See related entries: Conflict Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Old French, from piller ‘to plunder’.

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