Translation of plunder in Spanish:

plunder

saquear, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈpləndər//ˈplʌndə/

transitive verb

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    (steal from)
    (village) saquear
    (palace/larder) saquear
    (palace/larder) desvalijar
    (sb's ideas/literature) plagiar
    they plundered the pyramid of most of its treasures despojaron la pirámide de la mayor parte de sus tesoros
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    (steal)
    (wealth/treasure) robar

noun

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    (objects)
    botín masculine
    he escaped with his plunder se escapó con el botín
    • Cavaliers fought street by street and plundered the town.
    • In the name of bringing civilisation and Christianity, knights burnt and plundered towns and cities across the Middle East and North Africa.
    • For thousands of years you violated and plundered the Earth by greed, for power and money.
    • It's so good, in fact, that companies are actually plundering Wright's style in advertisements.
    • Believing there was no army in the field to oppose him, he grew careless and let large foraging parties plunder the region.
    • If they are going to plunder us, they should at least be denied the luxury of believing that it is for our own good.
    • It was, however, a highly popular book throughout the 17th century, and its plot material was frequently plundered by dramatists.
    • 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.
    • He was plundered by George Rogers Clark in 1782 and had to flee for his life, perhaps losing nearly everything.
    • His left-wing militias also plundered small farmers in the nation's countryside and hinterland provinces.
    • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a popular novel must be plundered for source material for other media.
    • And the masters themselves invariably plundered from successful works that had come before.
    • Over the next three months he systematically plundered the place, keeping the Dutch flag flying to lure more ships into harbour.
    • 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.
    • Composers approached him with reverential caution, rarely plundering the text direct.
    • The soldiers plundered the village.
    • 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.
    • Greeks had plundered Turkish towns, and now they were repaid by being pushed out of Turkey altogether.
    • 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.
    • They talked as they ate, discussing the journey and their comrades who were currently plundering another village a few miles away.
    • In 1585 he travelled to the West Indies and the coast of Florida where he sacked and plundered Spanish cities.
    • My other debts are to the authors of books from which I have freely plundered their best (I hope) ideas.
    • The best television generally plunders from books and plays and the arts that existed before.
    • 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.
    • One old man, probably the leader of a village plundered by the bandits, stepped forward.
    • Farms were plundered and German settlements beleaguered.
    • All the while we, watch as others plunder our science.
    • Pirates ran from house to house, looting and plundering as they went.
    • 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.
    • Despite martial law, the troops had plundered many of the refugees' abandoned houses.
    • He was executed by the Nazis for stealing from the camp warehouse and plundering goods meant for Berlin.
    • Openly riding their horses in gangs of several dozen, at night they set fires, brandish [their] weapons, and plunder residents' goods.
    • The man said he went into a village Chinese troops had retreated from and plundered goods and money.
    • Enterprising traders sailed its coast for centuries, and colonizers plundered its wealth, both material and human.
    • Members of the 19 families whose dead relatives' estates were plundered by a disgraced solicitor have greeted his imprisonment with quiet satisfaction.
    • A ‘shopaholic’ headmistress collapsed after being found guilty of living the high life with up to £500,000 plundered from her school.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • "They have been stealing and plundering our wealth and resources for more than 35 years now.
    • He and four staff members were locked in the vault as the gang plundered more than £200,000.
    • The goods were plundered from European lodges.
    • 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.
    • British firms were able to plunder raw materials and labour, make profitable investments and sell their products.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    (action)
    saqueo masculine
    rapiña feminine