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plunder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplunderplun‧der1 /ˈplʌndə $ -ər/ verb written 🔊 🔊 1 STEAL[intransitive, transitive] to steal large amounts of money or property from somewhere, especially while fighting in a war 🔊 The rich provinces of Asia Minor were plundered by the invaders.2 [transitive] to use up all or most of the supplies of something in a careless way 🔊 Unlicensed fishermen have plundered tuna stocks. 🔊 the egotism of man as he plunders our planetplunderer noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
plunderIt was waiting to be plundered.Many works of art were plundered by Nazi troops.In 1641 the Castle was taken and plundered by Toole McCann.There are nine locations to plunder for food, weapons, artefacts and Orichalcum.A spasm of delight shook her from head to toe as he plundered her neck.In other eras, the aldermen ran the city and plundered it.Because of it they simply could not plunder on ahead without thinking.Critics claim the President has plundered the national treasury.Then the Cid and his people returned to the field and began to plunder the tents.Loyal members of the Blooper Patrol have plundered these blunders from newspapers, ads and brochures.
plunderplunder2 noun [uncountable] written 🔊 🔊 1 STEALthings that have been stolen during a violent attack, especially during a war 🔊 Henry’s army returned loaded down with plunder.2 STEALthe act of plundering 🔊 fear of invasion and plunder
Examples from the Corpus
plunderThe pay was welcome and there might well be plunder to boot, not to mention the excitement.Poorer countries are simply a resource for big business-cheap labour, cheap dumping grounds, cheap plunder.He would risk his life any time for plunder.He fled the country with $600 million in plunder.It's not a case of plunder.All during the night thousands were out in quest of plunder.But the plunder is just part of the over-fishing that dates back to the 1960s, when North Sea herring were annihilated.He made nothing for himself out of the plunder of the Church lands.the plunder of Africa by the European nations
From Longman Business Dictionaryplunderplun‧der1 /ˈplʌndə-ər/ verb [transitive] to steal large amounts of money or property from somewhereWhen President, he plundered much of his country’s wealth.plunderer noun [countable]→ See Verb tableplunderplunder2 noun [uncountable]1large amounts of money or property that have been stolenThe army returned loaded down with plunder.2the act of plunderingThe dictator’s fortune was amassed during three decades of plunder of his own country.
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Verb table
plunder
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyplunder
he, she, itplunders
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyplundered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave plundered
he, she, ithas plundered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad plundered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill plunder
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have plundered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam plundering
he, she, itis plundering
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you, we, theyare plundering
Past
I, he, she, itwas plundering
you, we, theywere plundering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been plundering
he, she, ithas been plundering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been plundering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be plundering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been plundering
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