1. [ verb ] (criminal law) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms: ransack rifle strip loot reave pillage foray plunder

"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

Related terms: take deplume loot plunderer looting spoil plundering
2. [ verb ] destroy and strip of its possession
Synonyms: violate plunder spoil rape

"The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

Related terms: destroy spoil spoil plundering rape
Similar spelling:   despoiler