HyperDic: despoil

English > 2 senses of the word despoil:
VERBpossessiondespoil, plunder, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foraysteal goods
contactdespoil, rape, spoil, violate, plunderdestroy and strip of its possession
English > despoil: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsteal goods; take as spoils.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsplunder, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
Narrowerdeplume, displumestrip of honors, possessions, or attributes
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishdespojar, desvalijar, expoliar, pillar, saquear
Catalandesvalisar, espoliar, expilar, saquejar
Nounsdespoilersomeone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
despoilment, despoliationthe act of stripping and taking by force
English > despoil: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningDestroy and strip of its possession.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrape, spoil, violate, plunder
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanishdespojar, saquear
Catalansaquejar
Nounsdespoilment, despoliationthe act of stripping and taking by force

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