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Definition of "freebooting" [free•boot•ing]

  • Piracy or plundering (noun)
  • Engaged in piracy or plunder (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "freebooting" in a sentence
  • "The relics of the old forest are few and scattered, but as to the bold outlaw who once held a kind of freebooting sway over it, there is scarce a hill or dale, a cliff or cavern, a well or fountain, in this part of the country, that is not connected with his memory."
  • "Before that, for almost a century, the City was in its freebooting pomp, dispensing capital and credit to all quarters of the globe and becoming the greatest international financial centre the world had seen."
  • "Britain's freebooting redtops had massive circulations and massive amounts of cash; they could swoop down on ordinary people and turn them into stars for a short time, without these people anticipating the backlash of intrusion and spite heading their way."
Words like "freebooting"
pillaging plunder
robbery robbing