Variant of ransack
- to search thoroughly; examine every part of in searching
- to search through for plunder; pillage; rob
Origin: Middle English ransaken from Old Norse rannsaka from rann, house (akin to Old English ærn, Gothic razn from Indo-European base an unverified form (e)re-, to rest) plush -saka from sœkja, to seek
- ransacker noun
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