To pillage, take or destroy all the goods of, by force (as in war); to raid, sack.
- ''The mercenaries plundered the small town.
To take (goods) by pillage.
- The shopkeeper was plundered of his possessions by the burglar.
To take by force or wrongfully; to commit robbery or looting, to raid.
- The mercenaries plundered all the goods they found.
To make extensive (over)use of, as if by plundering; to use or use up wrongfully.
- ''"Now to plunder , mateys!" screamed a buccaneer, to cries of "Arrgh!" and "Aye!" all around.
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- ''The miners plundered the jungle for its diamonds till it became a muddy waste.
Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
- The Serb teed up Steve Davis, who crossed low for Graziano Pellè to plunder his fifth league goal of the campaign.
An instance of plundering
The loot attained by plundering
(slang, dated) baggage; luggage
- ''The Hessian kept his choicest plunder in a sack that never left his person, for fear that his comrades would steal it.