Definition of ransack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ransack

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈrænsæk//
     
    ransack something (for something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ransack
     
    he / she / it ransacks
     
    past simple ransacked
     
    -ing form ransacking
     
     
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  1. 1to make a place messy, causing damage, because you are looking for something synonym turn upside down
  2. 2 The house had been ransacked by burglars.
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