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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


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.


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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