Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of ransack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)

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Examples

  • New York Post that the ransacking was a "huge, huge publicity stunt" -- and that someone was trying to "frame" Hailey for their dirty work. ...

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  • Another soldier, recalling ransacking Palestinian homes, said: "The entire contents of the house flew out the windows: refrigerator, plates, furniture."

    Free Internet Press

  • Another soldier, recalling ransacking Palestinian homes, said: "The entire contents of the house flew out the windows: refrigerator, plates, furniture."

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  • Another soldier, recalling ransacking Palestinian homes, said: "The entire contents of the house flew out the windows: refrigerator, plates, furniture."

    Free Internet Press

  • On the one hand, they reject any relationship, but on the other hand they live this relationship as a cultural "ransacking," which is simply a hideous copy of a possible dialogue among cultures and religions.

    Spero News

  • Willoughby considered them a bunch of academic pinheads ransacking libraries for worthless information.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I left my mother ransacking her drawers and burrowed back under the covers.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Mr. Assad's speech follows reports of Syrian troops ransacking a border village that had provided help to thousands of people fleeing a military crackdown on anti-government dissent.

    Syrian President to Address Nation

  • When another group finished ransacking a pawnbroker's and started cleaning out a local fashion boutique, an angry young black woman berated one of them.

    Who are the rioters? Young men from poor areas ... but that's not the full story

  • Central Manchester and Salford saw serious looting and disorder as gangs waged running battles with police, ransacking dozens of shops.

    UK riots: disorder spreads to Manchester and West Midlands

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