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looting

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in robbery, pillaging

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looting

verb
present participle of loot

Synonyms of looting (Entry 2 of 2)

to search through with the intent of committing robbery
  • the bandits looted the archaeological dig before riding off into the night

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“Looting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/looting. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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