1. [syn: looting, robbery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Loot \Loot\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Looted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully
obtained by war.
Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses. --L.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: plundering during riots or in wartime [syn: looting,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "looting":
assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism,
butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation,
direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure,
freebooting, killing, laying waste, marauding, massacre,
obstreperousness, onslaught, pillage, pillaging, plunder,
plundering, plunderous, predacious, predacity, predatory, raid,
raiding, ransacking, rapaciousness, rapacity, rape, rapine, ravage,
ravagement, ravaging, ravenousness, ravishment, razzia, reiving,
rifling, riot, rioting, sack, sacking, sharkishness, slaughter,
sowing with salt, spoiling, spoliation, spoliatory, unruliness,