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English verb: despoil

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

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

Synonymsforay, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, strip

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)deplume, displume

2. despoil (contact) destroy and strip of its possession

SamplesThe soldiers raped the beautiful country.

Synonymsplunder, rape, spoil, violate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin

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