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plunder

noun

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1 valuables stolen or taken by force
  • the thieves were promptly arrested when they tried to sell their plunder

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2 chiefly dialect transportable items that one owns
  • with all of our plunder in the pickup, we headed for the state that bills itself as the Last Frontier

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plunder

verb

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to search through with the intent of committing robbery
  • the escaped convict plundered the house in search of valuables

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Noun

spoil, plunder, booty, prize, loot mean something taken from another by force or craft. spoil, more commonly spoils, applies to what belongs by right or custom to the victor in war or political contest. the spoils of political victory plunder applies to what is taken not only in war but in robbery, banditry, grafting, or swindling. a bootlegger's plunder booty implies plunder to be shared among confederates. thieves dividing up their booty prize applies to spoils captured on the high seas or territorial waters of the enemy. the wartime right of seizing prizes at sea loot applies especially to what is taken from victims of a catastrophe. picked through the ruins for loot

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The first known use of plunder was in 1632

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“Plunder.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/plunder. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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