plündern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German plundern, from Middle Low German plunderen. Cognate with Dutch plunderen, West Frisian plonderje, and (by borrowing from Early Modern German) English plunder. Probably denominal from the noun in Plunder (stuff). Further origin unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈplʏn.dɐn/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

plündern (weak, third-person singular present plündert, past tense plünderte, past participle geplündert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to loot; to plunder; to pillage; to raid (to steal large amounts (from), especially in a state of war or catastrophe)
  2. (colloquial, transitive) to take or buy a lot from (e.g. a refrigerator, a shop)

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