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English noun: pillage

1. pillage (possession) goods or money obtained illegally


Synonymsbooty, dirty money, loot, plunder, prize, swag


Broader (hypernym)stolen property


Part holonymcut

2. pillage (act) the act of stealing valuable things from a place


SamplesThe plundering of the Parthenon.
His plundering of the great authors.


Synonymspillaging, plundering


Broader (hypernym)aggression, hostility


Narrower (hyponym)banditry, depredation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, devastation, looting, predation, rape, rapine, ravaging, robbery, sack, spoil, spoilation, spoliation


English verb: pillage

1. pillage (possession) steal goods; take as spoils


SamplesDuring the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners.


Synonymsdespoil, foray, loot, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, strip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)deplume, displume









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