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plunder

  

      vb  
1    to steal (valuables, goods, sacred items, etc.) from (a town, church, etc.) by force, esp. in time of war; loot  
2    tr   to rob or steal (choice or desirable things) from (a place)  
to plunder an orchard     
      n  
3    anything taken by plundering or theft; booty  
4    the act of plundering; pillage  
     (C17: probably from Dutch plunderen (originally: to plunder household goods); compare Middle High German plunder bedding, household goods)  
  plunderable      adj  
  plunderer      n  
  plunderous      adj  
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plunder

  
1   
      vb   despoil, devastate, loot, pillage, raid, ransack, ravage, rifle, rob, sack, spoil, steal, strip  
2   
      n   booty, ill-gotten gains, loot, pillage, prey, prize, rapine, spoils, swag     (slang)  

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