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ran·sack

 (răn′săk′)
tr.v. ran·sacked, ran·sack·ing, ran·sacks
1. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly: ransacked the drawer looking for my keys.
2. To go through (a place) stealing valuables and causing disarray; pillage: ransacked the village.

[Middle English ransaken, from Old Norse rannsaka : rann, house + *saka, to search, seek; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

ran′sack′er n.
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ransack

(ˈrænsæk)
vb (tr)
1. to search through every part of (a house, box, etc); examine thoroughly
2. to plunder; pillage
[C13: from Old Norse rann house + saka to search, seek]
ˈransacker n
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ran•sack

(ˈræn sæk)

v.t.
1. to search thoroughly or vigorously through (a house, receptacle, etc.).
2. to search through for plunder; pillage.
[1200–50; Middle English ransaken < Old Norse rannsaka to search, examine (for evidence of crime) =rann house + saka search (variant of soekja to seek)]
ran′sack•er, n.
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ransack


Past participle: ransacked
Gerund: ransacking

Imperative
ransack
ransack
Present
I ransack
you ransack
he/she/it ransacks
we ransack
you ransack
they ransack
Preterite
I ransacked
you ransacked
he/she/it ransacked
we ransacked
you ransacked
they ransacked
Present Continuous
I am ransacking
you are ransacking
he/she/it is ransacking
we are ransacking
you are ransacking
they are ransacking
Present Perfect
I have ransacked
you have ransacked
he/she/it has ransacked
we have ransacked
you have ransacked
they have ransacked
Past Continuous
I was ransacking
you were ransacking
he/she/it was ransacking
we were ransacking
you were ransacking
they were ransacking
Past Perfect
I had ransacked
you had ransacked
he/she/it had ransacked
we had ransacked
you had ransacked
they had ransacked
Future
I will ransack
you will ransack
he/she/it will ransack
we will ransack
you will ransack
they will ransack
Future Perfect
I will have ransacked
you will have ransacked
he/she/it will have ransacked
we will have ransacked
you will have ransacked
they will have ransacked
Future Continuous
I will be ransacking
you will be ransacking
he/she/it will be ransacking
we will be ransacking
you will be ransacking
they will be ransacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ransacking
you have been ransacking
he/she/it has been ransacking
we have been ransacking
you have been ransacking
they have been ransacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ransacking
you will have been ransacking
he/she/it will have been ransacking
we will have been ransacking
you will have been ransacking
they will have been ransacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ransacking
you had been ransacking
he/she/it had been ransacking
we had been ransacking
you had been ransacking
they had been ransacking
Conditional
I would ransack
you would ransack
he/she/it would ransack
we would ransack
you would ransack
they would ransack
Past Conditional
I would have ransacked
you would have ransacked
he/she/it would have ransacked
we would have ransacked
you would have ransacked
they would have ransacked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ransack - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
deplume, displume - strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
2.ransack - search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing child"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

ransack

verb
1. search, go through, rummage through, rake through, explore, comb, scour, forage, turn inside out, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.) Why should they be allowed to ransack your bag?
2. plunder, raid, loot, pillage, strip, sack, gut, rifle, ravage, despoil Demonstrators ransacked and burned the house where he was staying.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

ransack

verb
2. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war:
Archaic: harrow, spoil.
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Translations
يُفَتِّش مُقَلِّبا الدُّرْجيَنْهَب
plenitprohledat
endevendehærge
kolutapenkoarosvotaryöstää
leita vandlega íræna, fara ránshendi um
aplaupītaptīrītizkratītpārmeklēt
didik didik aramakyağmalamak

ransack

[ˈrænsæk] VT
1. (= search) → registrar de arriba abajo
they ransacked the house for armsregistraron la casa de arriba abajo buscando armas
2. (= pillage) → saquear; [+ house, shop] → desvalijar
the place had been ransackedel lugar había sido saqueado
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ransack

[ˈrænsæk] vt
(= turn upside down) [+ building, office, house, drawer] → saccager
(= plunder) [+ city, store, house] → saccager
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ransack

vt (= search) room, cupboardsdurchwühlen; (= pillage) houseplündern; town, regionherfallen über (+acc)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ransack

[ˈrænsæk] vt (drawer, room) → frugare, rovistare; (town) → saccheggiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ransack

(ˈrӕnsӕk) , ((American) rӕnˈsӕk) verb
1. to search thoroughly in. She ransacked the whole house for her keys.
2. loot, plunder. The army ransacked the conquered city.
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