transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (steal from) [village] saquear; [palace/larder] saquear, desvalijar; [literature/sb's ideas] plagiar they plundered the pyramid of most of its treasures despojaron la pirámide de la mayor parte de sus tesorosMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (steal) [treasure/wealth] robar
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
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