HyperDic: ransack

English > 2 senses of the word ransack:
VERBpossessionransack, plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, pillage, foraysteal goods
contactransack, combsearch thoroughly
ransack > pronunciation
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > ransack: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsteal goods; take as spoils.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsplunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, pillage, foray
Narrowerdeplume, displumestrip of honors, possessions, or attributes
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishdespojar, desvalijar, expoliar, pillar, saquear
Catalandesvalisar, espoliar, expilar, saquejar
English > ransack: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsearch thoroughly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe customs agents ransack the bags for drugs
Broadersearchsubject to a search
Spanishpeinar, registrar
Nounsransackinga thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)

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