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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Plundering during riots or in wartime.

Usage examples (39)
  • Cuomo, New York's governor-elect, decried what he called looting and said the "cruel twist"
  • China has accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the riots, which it describes as looting by a small group of Tibetan separatists.
  • It wouldn't be the first crisis in which people resorted to what we call looting, but they are just trying find some food and water.
  • A pragmatist could tell her that looting is not unreasonable. for more
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