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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)search

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