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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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