Ransack

Definition of Ransack

Ran´sack   Pronunciation: răn´săk
v. t.1.To search thoroughly; to search every place or part of; as, to ransack a house.
[imp. & p. p. Ransacked (-săkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Ransacking.]
To ransack every corner of their . . . hearts.
- South.
2.To plunder; to pillage completely.
Their vow is made
To ransack Troy.
- Shak.
3.To violate; to ravish; to defiour.
Rich spoil of ransacked chastity.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To make a thorough search.
To ransack in the tas [heap] of bodies dead.
- Chaucer.
n.1.The act of ransacking, or state of being ransacked; pillage.
Even your father's house
Shall not be free from ransack.
- J. Webster.

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