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Synonyms for ransacking

Noun

1. ransacking, rummage, search, hunt, hunting
usage: a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion); "he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis"

Verb

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