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Verb: ransack  'ran,sak or ran'sak
  1. Steal goods; take as spoils
    "During the earthquake people ransacked the stores that were deserted by their owners";
    - plunder, despoil, loot, reave [archaic], strip, rifle, pillage, foray
  2. Search thoroughly
    "They ransacked the area for the missing child";
    - comb

Derived forms: ransacked, ransacks, ransacking

Type of: search, take

Encyclopedia: Ransack