What is another word for ransack?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈansak] (IPA)

Ransack is a word that refers to the act of searching through something in a rough or violent manner. There are several synonyms for ransack, including plunder, pillage, loot, raid, and ravage. These words all have a similar meaning and imply a forceful and aggressive search for something. Other synonyms for ransack include search, comb, delve, and sift, which suggest a less extreme or violent search. Additionally, the word rummage can be used as a synonym for ransack, but generally implies a more disorganized or haphazard search. Whatever the word used, each of these synonyms implies a thorough and intensive search for something valuable or useful.

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What are the hypernyms for Ransack?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for ransack?

Antonyms for the word "ransack" include words like "organize," "tidy up," "straighten," "neaten," and "arrange." These words imply the opposite meaning of tearing apart or searching through something in disorderly haste. To organize something is to arrange it in an orderly fashion, while to tidy up something means to remove the clutter or mess that may exist there. Straightening something is to make it neat and orderly, while to neaten is to make something tidy and clean. All of these antonyms for "ransack" suggest the act of putting things in order rather than disrupting them.

What are the antonyms for Ransack?

Usage examples for Ransack

The latter she took to hiding, but I, engaging her the time in airy conversation, used to ransack the premises until I found it.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
Grant that there are whole volumes of devotional matter, original and compiled, which one may ransack without finding a single form that is not either prolix, wishy-washy, or superstitious-it does not follow that if the Prayer Book is to be enriched, the enrichments must necessarily come from such sources.
"A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer"
William Reed Huntington
Mr. ransack, I've got better uses for my money.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon"
Sax Rohmer

Famous quotes with Ransack

  • Modern culture is defined by this extraordinary freedom to ransack the world storehouse and to engorge any and every style it comes upon.
    Daniel Bell
  • The greatest natural genius cannot subsist on its own stock: he who resolves never to ransack any mind but his own, will be soon reduced, from mere barrenness, to the poorest of all imitations; he will be obliged to imitate himself, and to repeat what he has before often repeated. When we know the subject designed by such men, it will never be difficult to guess what kind of work is to be produced.
    Joshua Reynolds
  • Lieutenant Colonel Malone––was it necessary, in order to carry out the raid, to-ransack the nursery, and to wake up the children?
    Robert Erskine Childers
  • The American death penalty exists and it withstands in America because it was a basic and constitutive element of its birth and development. Of the famous 102 «Wandering Fathers» that for first they disembarked from the «Mayflower» in that Continent not to ransack the wealths as they made Spaniards and Portuguese in Mexico and in America of the South, but to build you a new and free society, around the two bystanders they were leftovers of jail that ran away the Justice and the jails of Europe, and a bystander they were men that liberty looked for, and above all that religious. The first ones had in pocket the gun, the seconds the Bible, but in his/her Calvinist version that of the retaliation, based on the conception of a God executioner that demands the death of whom without correct motive it gives it.
    Indro Montanelli

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