Definitions

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  • noun The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
  • verb Present participle of loot.

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  • noun plundering during riots or in wartime

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Examples

  • And the term "looting" should be reserved for items that are not necessary to preserve human life.

    Crooks and Liars

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in 1993 paper Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit.

    economic news and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in a 1993 paper titled "Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit."

    Postbulletin.com Local News

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in 1993 paper Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit.

    economic news and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in 1993 paper Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit.

    economic news and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in 1993 paper Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit.

    economic news and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • I'm using the term looting in the sense defined by the economists George Akerlof and Paul Romer in a 1993 paper titled "Looting: The Economic Underworld of Bankruptcy for Profit."

    Postbulletin.com Local News

  • China has accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the riots, which it describes as looting by a small group of Tibetan separatists.

    U.S. Dollar Falls Against Yuan

  • China has accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the riots, which it describes as looting by a small group of Tibetan separatists.

    Beijing Asserts Terror Plots

  • Cuomo, New York's governor-elect, decried what he called looting and said the "cruel twist"

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