Definition of 'ransack'
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Dozens forced their way inside and ransacked the building. The Sun (2010)Twice burglars in my pay ransacked her house. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) Shops were ransacked and traders were killed where they worked. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Police are urging motorists to wipe personal details from the gadgets or risk having their homes ransacked. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The crooks prised out the kitchen window and ransacked the house. The Sun (2010)He discovered the house had been ransacked and his car taken when he returned. The Sun (2006)They tied her to a chair in the nursery and then ransacked her house looking for cash and valuables. The Sun (2012)So the crowds ransacked the house. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)Shortly afterwards her house was ransacked. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The shops have been ransacked, their steel shutters ripped away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The couple's holiday home was ransacked by locals. The Sun (2011)The intruders grabbed 2,000 as they ransacked the house. The Sun (2009)She ransacked her house hunting for the ticket, before remembering she still had the play slip. The Sun (2009)A library had been ransacked and shops looted. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was allowed home after one night, only to find his house had been ransacked in his absence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A total of 44 active boxes were ransacked. The Sun (2015)The gangs sold their booty, families tried to earn money from their belongings and neighbours ransacked the homes of anyone who had not returned from prison. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I kept my keys in a'safe' place and as a result my home was ransacked. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As one held him down and demanded to know where he kept his money, the others ransacked his home, pulling out drawers and emptying cupboards. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A SHOCKED great gran died after suffering a heart attack when she found her home had been ransacked by burglars. The Sun (2009)
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Used Rarely. ransack is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'ransack'
British English: ransack VERB
If people ransack a building, they damage things in it or make it very untidy, often because they are looking for something in a quick and careless way.
Demonstrators ransacked and burned the house where he was staying.
Definition of ransack from the Collins English Dictionary
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