Translation of plunder in Spanish:


saquear, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈpləndər//ˈplʌndə/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (steal from)
    (village) saquear
    (palace/larder) saquear
    (larder/palace) desvalijar
    (literature/sb's ideas) plagiar
    they plundered the pyramid of most of its treasures despojaron la pirámide de la mayor parte de sus tesoros
    • It was, however, a highly popular book throughout the 17th century, and its plot material was frequently plundered by dramatists.
    • Composers approached him with reverential caution, rarely plundering the text direct.
    • And the masters themselves invariably plundered from successful works that had come before.
    • When asked specifically about his songwriting inspiration, Partridge admits that as time goes by, it gets tougher to come up with new material to plunder.
    • In the name of bringing civilisation and Christianity, knights burnt and plundered towns and cities across the Middle East and North Africa.
    • One old man, probably the leader of a village plundered by the bandits, stepped forward.
    • Meantime the Crusaders plundered the city of every scrap of wealth.
    • Happily, designers continue to plunder the her archive with a riot of florals that look more flirty than frumpy.
    • They talked as they ate, discussing the journey and their comrades who were currently plundering another village a few miles away.
    • Despite martial law, the troops had plundered many of the refugees' abandoned houses.
    • My other debts are to the authors of books from which I have freely plundered their best (I hope) ideas.
    • He was plundered by George Rogers Clark in 1782 and had to flee for his life, perhaps losing nearly everything.
    • Not only are the houses shoddily built with some of the walls on the brink of collapsing, but the unoccupied houses are being plundered by vandals who steal the doors, windows and other fittings.
    • For thousands of years you violated and plundered the Earth by greed, for power and money.
    • Pirates ran from house to house, looting and plundering as they went.
    • Thirteen months earlier he had threatened the York City Art Gallery's terrified attendants at gunpoint and plundered the city of some of its most precious treasures.
    • It's so good, in fact, that companies are actually plundering Wright's style in advertisements.
    • Over the next three months he systematically plundered the place, keeping the Dutch flag flying to lure more ships into harbour.
    • The best television generally plunders from books and plays and the arts that existed before.
    • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a popular novel must be plundered for source material for other media.
    • Believing there was no army in the field to oppose him, he grew careless and let large foraging parties plunder the region.
    • Greeks had plundered Turkish towns, and now they were repaid by being pushed out of Turkey altogether.
    • The soldiers plundered the village.
    • All the while we, watch as others plunder our science.
    • On entering the town the Mongols plundered the town and massacred its citizens.
    • His artistic legacy was immense and it is hard to appreciate his originality because his inventions have been plundered by generations of artists.
    • Lead by Sir Ensor, the clan has been ejected from their Scottish homelands and forced to plunder the villages on the moor to survive.
    • Farms were plundered and German settlements beleaguered.
    • His left-wing militias also plundered small farmers in the nation's countryside and hinterland provinces.
    • Cavaliers fought street by street and plundered the town.
    • The next time you decide to plunder the good ideas - and stars - from someone else's movie, try not to add any lousy ideas of your own.
    • If they are going to plunder us, they should at least be denied the luxury of believing that it is for our own good.
    • In 1585 he travelled to the West Indies and the coast of Florida where he sacked and plundered Spanish cities.
  • 2

    (treasure/wealth) robar
    • "They have been stealing and plundering our wealth and resources for more than 35 years now.
    • Openly riding their horses in gangs of several dozen, at night they set fires, brandish [their] weapons, and plunder residents' goods.
    • For Saint Augustine, the monk who sought knowledge in the Greek or Latin authors was no better than the Israelite who plundered Egyptian treasures in order to build the tabernacle of God.
    • Members of the 19 families whose dead relatives' estates were plundered by a disgraced solicitor have greeted his imprisonment with quiet satisfaction.
    • Enterprising traders sailed its coast for centuries, and colonizers plundered its wealth, both material and human.
    • They are all local tribes people and former poachers - so no one knows better than them the motivation and methods of those who plunder the sanctuary for animals and plants.
    • A ‘shopaholic’ headmistress collapsed after being found guilty of living the high life with up to £500,000 plundered from her school.
    • He and four staff members were locked in the vault as the gang plundered more than £200,000.
    • However, the early Western commerce with China was mainly directed to the opium trade, which not only plundered China's raw materials and local products but ruined the health of Chinese.
    • He was executed by the Nazis for stealing from the camp warehouse and plundering goods meant for Berlin.
    • The man said he went into a village Chinese troops had retreated from and plundered goods and money.
    • The goods were plundered from European lodges.
    • A trusted member of an angling club, who systematically plundered £13,000 from funds he was supposed to look after, has been jailed for six months.
    • British firms were able to plunder raw materials and labour, make profitable investments and sell their products.
    • It's always going to be the case in Scotland that players are looking to move on, or other clubs are looking to come in and plunder your better players.
    • 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.


  • 1

    botín masculine
    he escaped with his plunder se escapó con el botín
  • 2

    saqueo masculine
    rapiña feminine