Definition of ransack in English:

ransack

Line breaks: ran|sack
Pronunciation: /ˈransak
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

ransacker

noun
More example sentences
  • Seven nuclear facilities have been damaged or effectively destroyed by ransackers since the end of the war last month.
  • The looting started with thousands in the morning, but by noon the number of civilian ransackers had slimmed down to a few hundred.
  • The ransackers were eager to find out what their supposed friends had said about them - but also to remove the evidence of their own activities as informers.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse rannsaka, from rann 'house' + a second element related to sœkja 'seek'.

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