来自古诺斯语 ransakka,入室抢劫，来自 rann,屋子，房屋，词源同 barn,saka,搜寻，翻找，词 源同 seek.
- ransack:  Ransack means etymologically ‘search a house’. It was borrowed from Old Norse rannsaka, a compound verb formed from rann ‘house’ (a relative of Old English ærn ‘house’, which underlies English barn) and -saka ‘search’ (a relative of English seek). A now defunct derivative was ransackle or ranshackle, from which we get modern English ramshackle .
=> barn, ramshackle, seek
- ransack (v.)
- 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 *raznan (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.
- 1. He began to ransack his mother's workbox for a piece of thread.
- 2. She ransack my apartment for the bankbook.
- 3. My girlfriend is angry mad, ransack boxes and chests finds out a dish mosquito - repellent incense comes.
- 我女朋友气疯了, 翻箱倒柜找出一盘儿 蚊香 来.
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