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Meaning of ransack

ran•sack

Pronunciation: (ran'sak), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to search thoroughly or vigorously through (a house, receptacle, etc.): They ransacked the house for the missing letter.
  2. to search through for plunder; pillage: The enemy ransacked the entire town.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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