Ransack – to go through a place damaging and stealing
To remember the definition of the word ransack, use the following mnemonic:
They ran out with their sacks (ransack) full of stolen goods, and leaving lots of damage.
Examples of ransack in a sentence
The thieves continued to ransack the house until they came across the shoebox stuffed with money.
If you don’t have an emergency plan for power outages you’ll have to ransack your home for candles and matches.
Hide your breakable objects of importance or they will be destroyed when the soldiers ransack your home.