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English noun: plunder

1. plunder (possession) goods or money obtained illegally


Synonymsbooty, dirty money, loot, pillage, prize, swag


Broader (hypernym)stolen property


Part holonymcut


English verb: plunder

1. plunder (possession) take illegally; of intellectual property


SamplesThis writer plundered from famous authors.


ExamplesThey plunder the goods


Synonymsloot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

2. plunder (possession) plunder (a town) after capture


SamplesThe barbarians sacked Rome.


Synonymssack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Entaildestroy, ruin

3. plunder (possession) steal goods; take as spoils


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


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)deplume, displume

4. plunder (contact) destroy and strip of its possession


SamplesThe soldiers raped the beautiful country.


Synonymsdespoil, rape, spoil, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin









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