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English verb: ransack

1. ransack (possession) steal goods; take as spoils


SamplesDuring the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners.


Synonymsdespoil, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, reave, rifle, strip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)deplume, displume

2. ransack (contact) search thoroughly


SamplesThey combed the area for the missing child.


ExamplesThe customs agents ransack the bags for drugs


Synonymscomb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)search









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