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ransacking

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ransacking

verb
present participle of ransack

Synonyms & Antonyms of ransacking (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Ransacking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ransacking. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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