Strip is defined as to remove clothing or covering or take something away from a person or thing.
To plunder; strip of valuables; despoil
To seize wrongfully or by force; steal:
To eliminate with or as with a comb:
1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
To search thoroughly by handling, turning over, or disarranging the contents of.
To take by force or seize is the literal meaning of the word. It is generally synonymous with rape. Traditionally, an indictment for rape demanded inclusion of the word ravished, which implied use of force and or violence by the man and resistance by the female.
To destroy violently; ruin
To search as if with a rake
To raid is to take something quickly and stealthily or to launch a surprise attack or surprise visit.
To steal or filch.
To commit, or get by, theft
To move or act energetically or while making such sounds:
To rob; pillage; plunder
To commit burglary against (someone):
To raid; plunder; pillage
To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies:
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
To search; investigate
To direct a radar beam in a systematic pattern across (a sector of sky) in search of a target.
To look closely and inquisitively or inquire presumptuously; peer or snoop
(Med.) To examine with a sound, or probe
Overhaul is defined as to examine and make necessary repairs, or to catch up with someone or something.
To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
To search through or over thoroughly:
To take harrowing
To make neat; cause to be clean, tidy, orderly, or trim
To make things clean or orderly:
To be made clean
(Colloquial) To acquire at a low price.
To plunder or rifle
To seek out; search for.
To perform for an audience:
Find another word for ransacking. In this page you can discover 43 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ransacking, like: rummage, foraying, pillaging, stripping, looting, despoiling, plundering, combing, vandalizing, searching and rummaging.