He turned out his drawers for the articles, and then went downstairs to ransack his larder.
Then the desperadoes went back and began to ransack the stores.
They will ransack the entire boat; but they won't find you down there.
And my sister, who was always good-natured, carried me off to ransack her wardrobe.
Mothers had to ransack old rag-bags to find material with which to clothe their children.
There isn't an other one like her if you were to ransack the islands all round the compass.
Sir Watty permitted the men to enter and ransack one of these farm-places.
But ransack as they might, not a trace of the fugitive could be found.
It seems, moreover, at such times, as if memory liked to ransack her old stores.
ransack cellars, larders and pantry, and bring forth all ye find.
mid-13c., from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse rannsaka "to pillage," literally "search the house" (especially legally, for stolen goods), from rann "house," from Proto-Germanic *rasnan (c.f. Gothic razn, Old English ærn "house;" see barn) + saka "to search," related to Old Norse soekja "seek" (see seek). Sense influenced by sack (v.). Related: Ransacked; ransacking.