Ransack Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Ransack

(Idiomatic) To thoroughly examine.
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(Intransitive) To hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
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To cause to produce a sound.
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To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
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(Idiomatic, by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
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To clean, polish, or wash something by scrubbing it vigorously.
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To discover something after searching.
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(Nautical) To keep (running rigging) clear, and see that no hitch occurs.
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(Internet) To carry communications traffic terminating on one's own network on an equivalency basis to and from another network, usually without charge or payment. Contrast with transit where one pays another network provider to carry one's traffic.
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To obtain with effort or difficulty:
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(Intransitive) To move about in roving fashion looking for plunder.
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To conduct a raid or participate in one.
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To take (something) by theft or commit theft.
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To pillage; sack:
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To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practise petty theft.
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To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
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To travel somewhere in search of discovery.
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(Sports) To make a player (especially a defender) turn the wrong way and hence get past him
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To search thoroughly
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To search thoroughly
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To search thoroughly
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To search thoroughly
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Spy is defined as to secretly watch someone or something.
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To search thoroughly
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(Computers) To search (stored data) automatically for specific data.
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To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
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(Idiomatic) to investigate, explore, or consider
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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.
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To examine something with great care.
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To deprive of money or property by violence; loot
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To rob or despoil (a person or place) by force, esp. in warfare
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(Television) To run a television series at the same time daily (at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
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To deprive of something valuable, especially by force; rob:
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To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
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To get by foraging
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(American football) To tackle, usually to tackle the offensive quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he is able to throw a pass.
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To commit burglary.
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(Chiefly UK, New Zealand) to commit burglary.
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(Archaic) To strip (a person) of goods, money, etc. by force
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Poach is defined as to cook in a liquid that is simmering or boiling, or to take something illegally or unfairly, especially game.
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Gut means to remove the internal parts of someone or something.
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(--- Informal) To steal (cattle, horses, etc.)
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To completely destroy, especially of a geographical area or region.
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(--- popularly) To steal something from in any way, as by embezzlement or burglary
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(Rare) To plunder
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To cause havoc.
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To take by force or without right; steal:
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(Obsolete, intransitive or reflexive) To make haste; to hasten or hurry. [14th-16th c.]
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(Obsolete) To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
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To destroy or damage (public or private property) maliciously
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To straighten and separate (wool or other fibers) using a comb.
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To rob, plunder, or pillage.
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To make a foray (into enemy territory, an unfamiliar situation, etc.)
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To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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Harrow is defined as to draw a tool over soil to break up dirt or weeds, or to bother, harass or stress.
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Antonyms for Ransack

In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
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To clean or put in order:
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To make neat; cause to be clean, tidy, orderly, or trim
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To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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Words Related to Ransack

To make a search; seek.
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1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.35:
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To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.
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To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war
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To offer in good faith; pledge:
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Find another word for ransack. In this page you can discover 71 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ransack, like: turn-upside-down, rummage, sound, rake, leave-no-stone-unturned, scour, ferret-out, overhaul, peer, pry and maraud.