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plunder

noun

1 plunder

Goods or money obtained illegally.

synonyms: booty, dirty money, loot, pillage, prize, swag.

Roget 791: stealing etc. v.; theft, thievery, latrociny, direption; abstraction, appropriation; plagiary, plagiarism; autoplagiarism; latrocinium.    spoliation, ... show more

Roget 793: booty, spoil, plunder, prize, loot, swag [Slang], pickings; spolia opima [Lat.], prey; blackmail; stolen goods.   

Dutch: buit, plunderen, plundering
Polish: szaber



verb

1 plunder

Take illegally; of intellectual property:
— This writer plundered from famous authors.

synonym: loot.

2 plunder

Plunder (a town) after capture.

synonym: sack.

3 plunder

Steal goods; take as spoils.

synonyms: despoil, foray, loot, pillage, ransack, reave, rifle, strip.

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Dutch: ontvreemden, brandschatten, roven, plunderen, beroven, uitschudden

4 plunder

Destroy and strip of its possession.

synonyms: despoil, rape, spoil, violate.

Dutch: verprutsen


Moby thesaurus: banditry, blackmail, boodle, booty, brigandage, brigandism, capture, depredate, depredation, desolate, despoil, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, devastate, direption, fleece, forage, foraging, foray ... show more.

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