Definition of plunder in English:
- One old man, probably the leader of a village plundered by the bandits, stepped forward.
- His left-wing militias also plundered small farmers in the nation's countryside and hinterland provinces.
- Over the next three months he systematically plundered the place, keeping the Dutch flag flying to lure more ships into harbour.
- The goods were plundered from European lodges.
- When it was over, the victors triumphantly plundered the goods of their fallen foe, collecting the weapons and trinkets from the bodies of the fallen.
- Openly riding their horses in gangs of several dozen, at night they set fires, brandish [their] weapons, and plunder residents' goods.
- It was, however, a highly popular book throughout the 17th century, and its plot material was frequently plundered by dramatists.
- It is a truth universally acknowledged that a popular novel must be plundered for source material for other media.
- All the while we, watch as others plunder our science.
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- The six-day exhibition traces the ugly shades of terrorism unleashed in the Valley and the resulting plunder, loot, arson and rape that has accompanied it all these years.
- He is being investigated in connection with a series of criminal charges ranging from bribery to economic plunder.
- The invasion was accompanied by the slaughter of thousands of Moslems and Jews, and by the sacking and plunder of their property, which caused poverty and hunger.
- The church is not built on layer upon layer of cultural and intellectual plunder.
- However, he or the proposed National Security Council would act only if the prime minister was not functioning well and the country returned to the pre-1999 days of loot and plunder by people in power.
- The plunder included its people, young men and women, sold into slavery to develop new nations of the West.
mid 17th century: from German plündern, literally 'rob of household goods', from Middle High German plunder 'household effects'. Early use of the verb was with reference to the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48), reflecting German usage; on the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, the word and activity were associated with the forces under Prince Rupert.
- Example sentences
- Ultimately, when we talk about government, we are talking about a bunch of ignorant bullies, looters, and plunderers.
- When plunderers raided a merchant vessel at anchorage off Visakhapatnam in broad daylight, an armed boarding party of the Coast Guard swiftly responded to a distress signal and nabbed the fleeing pirates after a hot chase.
- For three days the plunderers worked unhindered and carried away their booty in front of running cameras.
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