What is ransack?

  • (verb): Search thoroughly.
    Synonyms: comb
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Looting also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging—is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as during war, natural disaster, or rioting. The term is also used in a broader sense, to describe egregious instances of theft and embezzlement, such as the "plundering" of private or public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities. Looting is loosely distinguished from scavenging by the objects taken; scavenging implies taking of essential items such as food, water, shelter, or other material needed for survival while looting implies items of luxury or not necessary for survival such as art work, precious metals or other valuables. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as loot, plunder, or pillage.

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Ransack (Transformers) - Transformers: Timelines
... Ransack Autobot Information Function Delinquent Rank 1 Series Transformers Timelines The Ransack in the Animated line is a homage to Cybertron Ransack, although he is depicted as an Autobot ...
Ransack (Transformers)
... Ransack is the name of several fictional characters in the universe of the Transformers series ... Ransack was first created in 1985 as one of the Insecticons ...
List Of Transformers: Cybertron Characters - Decepticons - Velocitron Decepticons - Ransack
... Twosome" (although that's not saying much), Ransack (Gasket) makes up for his small size in nimbleness, agility, fairly quick wits, and the fact that he has a bigger partner that can ...
Ransack (Transformers) - Transformers: Generation 2 - Marvel Comics
... Ransack appeared in the Marvel Generation 2 comics ... Ransack first appeared in issue 6 as one of the lifeless Decepticon bodies ... In issue 7 Rotor Force (Leadfoot, Manta Ray, Powerdive and Ransack) and the Laser Rods (Electro, Jolt, Sizzle and Volt) were sent to steal Rheanimum, a potent ...

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    You scour the Bowery, ransack the Bronx,
    Through funeral parlors and honky-tonks.
    From river to river you comb the town
    For a place to lay your family down.
    Ogden Nash (1902–1971)