ran|sack

ran|sack
ran|sack «RAN sak», transitive verb.
1. to search thoroughly through: »

The thief ransacked the house for jewelry.

SYNONYM(S): rummage.
2. to rob; plunder: »

The invading army ransacked the city and carried off its treasures.

SYNONYM(S): pillage.
[< Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic rannsaka search a house < rann house + -saka to search)]
ran´sack|er, noun.

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