despoil definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To sack; plunder.
    • To rob of one thing important by force; rob: a region despoiled of the scenic beauty by unchecked development.
    • To remove, at the time of clothes; to divest or unclothe.
    • To rob for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; -- frequently accompanied by of.
  • verb:
    • To deprive for spoil; to take spoil from; to plunder; to rob; to pillage.
    • To violently strip (some one), with indirect object of these belongings etc.; to rob.
    • To strip (some body) of these clothes; to undress.
    • steal items; simply take since spoils
    • demolish and strip of the possession
  • noun:
    • Plunder; spoliation.
    • Spoil.
    • Spoil; plunder; spoliation.
  • others:
    • To spoliate; simply take spoil from; strip of possessions; pillage: since, the army despoiled the enemy's country.
    • To rob by spoliation; strip by force; plunder; bereave: with of: as, to despoil one of his true items or of honors.
    • To strip; divest; undress: utilized positively or with of.

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