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To discover by searching thoroughly.
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  1. To discover by searching thoroughly.
  2. To search something thoroughly and with disregard for the way in which things were arranged.
  3. (Intransitive) To hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
To become clean and bright by being scoured
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  1. To become clean and bright by being scoured
  2. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  3. To scrub something in order to clean or polish it.
To move through or pass across with a raking action:
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  1. To move through or pass across with a raking action:
  2. To roll and break. Used of waves.
  3. To search thoroughly; look through:
To use a rake
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  1. To use a rake
  2. To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
  3. To look over rapidly and searchingly
To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
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  1. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
  2. To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
  3. To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate
(Idiomatic) To thoroughly examine.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To thoroughly examine.
  2. (Intransitive) To flip over; to rotate top to bottom
(Sports) To make a player (especially a defender) turn the wrong way and hence get past him
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  1. (Sports) To make a player (especially a defender) turn the wrong way and hence get past him
(Idiomatic, by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
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  1. (Idiomatic, by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
  2. (Idiomatic) To search thoroughly (for something), looking in every conceivable place.
To discover something after searching.
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  1. To discover something after searching.
To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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  1. To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
  2. To find something using ones sense of smell.
To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order
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  1. To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order
  2. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
  3. To check thoroughly for needed repairs
A type of longitudinal wave that originates as the vibration of a medium (such as a person's vocal cords or a guitar string) and travels through gases, liquids, and elastic solids as variations of pressure and density. The loudness of a sound perceived by the ear depends on the amplitude of the sound wave and is measured in decibels, while its pitch depends on its frequency, measured in hertz.
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  1. A type of longitudinal wave that originates as the vibration of a medium (such as a person's vocal cords or a guitar string) and travels through gases, liquids, and elastic solids as variations of pressure and density. The loudness of a sound perceived by the ear depends on the amplitude of the sound wave and is measured in decibels, while its pitch depends on its frequency, measured in hertz.
  2. To cause to give forth or produce a sound:
  3. (Med.) To examine with a sound, or probe
To watch or observe closely and secretly, usually with unfriendly purpose
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  1. To watch or observe closely and secretly, usually with unfriendly purpose
  2. To catch sight of; see:
  3. To investigate or observe something, especially in secret:
(Old Poet.) To appear
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  1. (Old Poet.) To appear
  2. To come in sight; to appear.
  3. (Intransitive) To look with difficulty, or as if searching for something.
To raise, move, or force open with a lever.
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  1. To raise, move, or force open with a lever.
  2. To obtain with effort or difficulty:
  3. To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently:
To glance at quickly; consider hastily
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  1. To glance at quickly; consider hastily
  2. To pass (luggage, for example) through a detector at a security checkpoint in order to detect weapons or banned materials.
  3. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
To pose questions or conduct an investigation:
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  1. To pose questions or conduct an investigation:
  2. To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
  3. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
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  1. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
To deprive of money or property by violence; loot
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  1. To deprive of money or property by violence; loot
  2. To take spoils by force.
  3. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
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  1. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
  2. To take (property) by force or fraud
  3. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage:
To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
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  1. To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
  2. To take apart (a firearm, etc.) piece by piece, as for cleaning; dismantle
  3. To remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, for example).
To ruin, especially by destroying or removing what is valuable:
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  1. To ruin, especially by destroying or removing what is valuable:
  2. To deprive of something of value by or as by force; rob; plunder
  3. To deprive of something valuable, especially by force; rob:
To search (an area or container, for example) thoroughly, especially using the hands with the intent to steal or remove something:
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  1. To search (an area or container, for example) thoroughly, especially using the hands with the intent to steal or remove something:
  2. To cut spiral grooves within (a gun barrel, for example).
  3. To cut spiral grooves on the inside of (a gun barrel, etc.)
To search for what one needs or wants
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  1. To search for what one needs or wants
  2. (--- Now Rare) To ravage; plunder
  3. To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies:
To rove in search of plunder; make raids
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  1. To rove in search of plunder; make raids
  2. To rove and raid in search of plunder.
  3. To raid; plunder; pillage
To make a raid or raids (on)
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  1. To make a raid or raids (on)
  2. To conduct a raid or participate in one.
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. To rob (a town, for example) of goods or valuables, especially after capture.
  3. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
To commit burglary in or upon
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  1. To commit burglary in or upon
  2. To commit burglary in (a building or other premises).
  3. To commit burglary against (someone):
To burglarize.
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  1. To burglarize.
  2. (Informal) To burglarize or commit burglary
(Archaic) To pillage; plunder
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  1. (Archaic) To pillage; plunder
  2. (Archaic) To strip (a person) of goods, money, etc. by force
  3. To rob; pillage; plunder
To become soggy or full of holes when trampled; turn into mud
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  1. To become soggy or full of holes when trampled; turn into mud
  2. To cook (fish, an egg without its shell, etc.) in water or other liquid near boiling point, or in a small receptacle placed over boiling water
  3. (Racket Sports) To return a shot near the net that was intended for one's partner in the back court
To reduce or destroy the effectiveness of:
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  1. To reduce or destroy the effectiveness of:
  2. To extract essential or major parts of:
  3. To destroy the interior of:
(Informal) To work or proceed with, or move, bring, or get by, energetic or vigorous action
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  1. (Informal) To work or proceed with, or move, bring, or get by, energetic or vigorous action
  2. To move with soft fluttering or crackling sounds:
  3. To move or act energetically or while making such sounds:
(Intransitive): To commit theft.
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  1. (Intransitive): To commit theft.
  2. To commit, or get by, theft
  3. To take (something) by theft or commit theft.
To bring heavy destruction on; devastate:
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  1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate:
  2. To destroy violently; ruin
  3. To pillage; sack:
To steal or filch.
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  1. To steal or filch.
  2. To steal (a small amount or item).
To deprive unjustly of something belonging to, desired by, or legally due (someone):
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  1. To deprive unjustly of something belonging to, desired by, or legally due (someone):
  2. (--- Law) To take property from (a person) illegally by using or threatening to use violence or force; commit robbery upon.
  3. To plunder or rifle
To straighten and separate (wool or other fibers) using a comb.
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  1. To straighten and separate (wool or other fibers) using a comb.
  2. To clean, straighten out, or arrange with a comb
  3. To move a comb through (the hair) so as to arrange or groom:
To get or take food or provisions from
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  1. To get or take food or provisions from
  2. To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies:
  3. To wander in search of food or provisions.
(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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  1. (Intransitive) To hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
  2. To search something thoroughly and with disregard for the way in which things were arranged.
  3. (Nautical) To search a vessel for smuggled goods.
To clean (wheat)
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  1. To clean (wheat)
  2. To remove dirt and grease from (wool, etc.)
  3. To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
  1. To search exhaustively.
  2. To cause something to fall by shaking it, or something it is attached down.
  3. (By extension) To get money from someone using threats.
To engage in plundering.
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  1. To engage in plundering.
  2. To ransack; plunder.
To deprive of something of value by or as by force; rob; plunder
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  1. To deprive of something of value by or as by force; rob; plunder
  2. To ruin, especially by destroying or removing what is valuable:
  3. To deprive of something valuable, especially by force; rob:
To destroy or pillage.
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  1. To destroy or pillage.
  2. (Obs.) To lay waste; devastate
To take by force or without right; steal:
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  1. To take by force or without right; steal:
  2. To take goods from (a place) by force or without right, especially in time of war or lawlessness; plunder:
  3. To plunder; strip of valuables; despoil
To deprive of money or property by violence; loot
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  1. To deprive of money or property by violence; loot
  2. To take spoils by force.
  3. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
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  1. To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
  2. To take (property) by force or fraud
  3. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage:
To use force or threat of force to compel another person to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
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  1. To use force or threat of force to compel another person to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
  2. In common law, the felony of a man having illegal sexual intercourse with a woman other than his wife, by force or with threat of violence and against her will; unlawful sexual act with an unwilling other, and usually involving threat of violence. In common law, the felony of a man having illegal sexual intercourse with a woman other than his wife, by force or with threat of violence and against her will; unlawful sexual act with an unwilling other, and usually involving threat of violence. to commit the act of forcible sexual intercourse.
  3. To plunder or pillage.
To bring heavy destruction on; devastate:
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  1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate:
  2. To destroy violently; ruin
  3. To pillage; sack:
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. To rob (a town, for example) of goods or valuables, especially after capture.
  3. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
To rob, plunder, or despoil
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  1. To rob, plunder, or despoil
To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
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  1. To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
  2. To cut or tear into strips.
  3. To remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, for example).
(Archaic) To rob, plunder, or pillage
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  1. (Archaic) To rob, plunder, or pillage
  2. To break up and level (soil or land) with a harrow.
  3. To draw a harrow over (land)
(Archaic) To strip (a person) of goods, money, etc. by force
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  1. (Archaic) To strip (a person) of goods, money, etc. by force
  2. To rob; pillage; plunder
  3. (Archaic) To pillage; plunder
Find another word for ransack. In this page you can discover 77 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ransack, like: rummage, scour, comb, rake, explore, turn-upside-down, turn-inside-out, look all over, look high and low, leave-no-stone-unturned and seek everywhere.