ransack


ransack

verb

Definition of RANSACK

1
to search through with the intent of committing robbery <it was clear that the thieves who had ransacked the museum were professionals—they bypassed most of the exhibits and went straight for the vaults>
2
to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something <I've ransacked the whole house for that bracelet you lent me and it's nowhere to be found>
Synonyms comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), troll
Near Antonyms hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect

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