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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ran·sack /ˈrænˌsæk, (ˌ)rænˈ/
 (vt.)到處搜索,遍尋,掠奪,洗劫

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ran·sack v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ransacked p. pr. & vb. n. Ransacking.]
 1. To search thoroughly; to search every place or part of; as, to ransack a house.
    To ransack every corner of their . . . hearts.   --South.
 2. To plunder; to pillage completely.
 Their vow is made
 To ransack Troy.   --Shak.
 3. To violate; to ravish; to defiour. [Obs.]
    Rich spoil of ransacked chastity.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ran·sack, v. i. To make a thorough search.
    To ransack in the tas [heap] of bodies dead.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ran·sack, n. The act of ransacking, or state of being ransacked; pillage. [R.]
 Even your father's house
 Shall not be free from ransack.   --J. Webster.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ransack
      v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
           looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
           [syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle,
            pillage, foray]
      2: search thoroughly; "They combed the area for the missing
         child" [syn: comb]