"looting" in the noun sense
1. looting, robbery
plundering during riots or in wartime
"looting" in the verb sense
1. loot, plunder
take illegally of intellectual property
"This writer plundered from famous authors"
2. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
steal goods take as spoils
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
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