Ransack is defined as to search through carefully and completely, or search for something to steal.
To search as if with a rake
To search; investigate
To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose:
To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
To free from confusion; clear up; put in order
To search through or over thoroughly:
To use a pick
To remove from a mixture or combination; isolate.
Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
(Intransitive) To use a rasp.
The definition of arrange is to put things in a certain order, form or design.
(Computing) To extract data by automated means from a format not intended to be machine-readable, such as a screenshot or a formatted web page.
To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready.
To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel.
(Intransitive) To hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
The definition of investigate is to look into something or someone in order to try to discover the truth or to piece together a sequence of events.
To separate the fibers of; card or comb (flax, wool, etc.)
To search for and remove electronic eavesdropping devices.
In a smooth manner
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