1. [ verb ] (criminal law) steal goods; take as spoils
Synonyms: rifle despoil foray strip reave pillage loot 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 ] search thoroughly
Synonyms: comb

"They combed the area for the missing child"

Related terms: search ransacking
Similar spelling:   ransacked