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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of loot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value

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Examples

  • No reforms of corporate governance, and no attempts to get back the billions of dollars that financial executives looted from the companies they destroyed.

    Charles Ferguson: Summers Down, Fifty Odd More to Go

  • So urgent was the supposed need for Congress to forestall a catastrophic loss of teacher jobs that the House was called back from its summer recess and money looted from the food stamp program.

    Washington Post Editors Dismiss Teacher Layoff Crisis On Same Day Massive Teacher Layoffs Are Reported

  • PERU the country have more rights than those countries for being the place where they released those currencies. spain looted the peru in times of the colony, carried the riches such as gold, silver, etc. peru to spain. so we will not have found more to be returned to the true owner “PERU”

    Spain claims all treasure from The Black Swan : Coin Collecting News

  • Mei's family friend "Uncle" Chen hires her to find a Han dynasty jade of great value: he believes the piece was looted from the Luoyang Museum during the Cultural Revolution -- when the Red Guards swarmed the streets, destroying so many traces of the past -- and that it's currently for sale on the black market.

    The Eye of Jade: Summary and book reviews of The Eye of Jade by Diane Wei Liang.

  • There will be too many witnesses for you to use that neat weapon you looted from a crashed UFO

    Horoscope for the week of July 14, 2008

  • As we continued across the car park, to our amazement this person, plus an accomplice, dashed back towards their friends with their arms full of clothes which they had presumably looted from the displays nearest the front of the store, with a young female member of staff in a half-hearted attempt at pursuit.

    Please Be Patient While I Ignore You « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • They grew fat on the food looted from the conquered territories (a consistent comment of those who fought in Germany in late 1944 and 1945 was their surprise at how well fed the Hausfraus all were and how well stocked their larders).

    German Eyes are Not Smiling

  • I used real china plates and tea cups (many of which I looted from a very kind friend's kitchen) and had cloth napkins.

    A Tea Tradition Now

  • Interestingly, she was raised the descendant of wealth in white, privileged Connecticut, the product of private schools and elite colleges, who was now pretending to be a cowboy based on ideas and characters she'd looted from the life of my little brother and other conversations with me.

    9/11

  • Sumerian artifact, which was looted from the Iraq national Museum in the final days of Saddam Hussein's regime, was returned by Iraqi police in September 2003.

    Museum's main mission: Recover its priceless pieces

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