plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray(verb)
steal goods; take as spoils
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
"They combed the area for the missing child"
To loot or pillage. See also sack.
To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
To examine carefully; to investigate.
Origin: From ransaken, from rannsakka, from rann + saka; probably influenced by sack
to search thoroughly; to search every place or part of; as, to ransack a house
to plunder; to pillage completely
to violate; to ravish; to defiour
to make a thorough search
the act of ransacking, or state of being ransacked; pillage
Origin: [OE. ransaken, Icel. rannsaka to explore, examine; rann a house (akin to Goth. razn house, AS. rsn plank, beam) + the root of skja to seek, akin to E. seek. See Seek, and cf. Rest repose.]
Ransack is the name of several fictional characters in the universe of the Transformers series. Ransack was first created in 1985 as one of the Insecticons. Since then the name was used for a variety of other Transformers characters.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ran′sak, v.t. to search thoroughly: to plunder: to pillage.—n. eager search.—n. Ran′sacker. [Scand. rannsaka—rann, a house, sak (sækja), Eng. seek.]
The numerical value of ransack in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ransack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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