- n. 抢夺；战利品；掠夺品
- vt. 掠夺；抢劫；侵吞
- vi. 掠夺；盗窃
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1. pl- (place) + under => place under one's control.
来自德语plundern,抢劫室内物品，来自中古高地德语plunder,室内物品，衣服，行李，家具 等。后来在17 世纪欧洲三十年战争期间，英国士兵把该词引入英国。最终词源不详。
- plunder:  Plunder is of Dutch origin, and etymologically denotes something like ‘rob of household odds and ends’. It was borrowed from Middle Dutch plunderen, which was presumably derived from the noun plunde or plunne ‘household goods, clothes, etc’, whose origins are unknown.
- plunder (n.)
- "goods taken by force; act of plundering," 1640s, from plunder (v.).
- plunder (v.)
- 1630s, from German plündern, from Middle High German plunderen "to plunder," originally "to take away household furniture," from plunder (n.) "household goods, clothes," also "lumber, baggage" (14c.; compare Modern German Plunder "lumber, trash"), which is related to Middle Dutch plunder "household goods;" Frisian and Dutch plunje "clothes." A word acquired by English via the Thirty Years War and applied in native use after the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. Related: Plundered; plundering. Plunderbund was a U.S. colloquial word from 1914 referring to "a corrupt alliance of corporate and financial interests," with German Bund "alliance, league."
- 1. Plunder is the very nature of imperialism.
- 2. The thieves hid their plunder in the cave.
- 3. The invaders plunder at no allowance.
- 4. She faces charges of helping to plunder her country's treasury of billions of dollars.
- 5. The thieves are often armed and in some cases have killed for their plunder.
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