Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ransack

2 senses of ransack

Sense 1
plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray -- (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")

Sense 2
comb, 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")

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