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Verb
Present participle for to search through something in a hurried way
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“While I talk, I rifle through the drawers in the bedside stand, looking for the key to Howard's condo.”
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Present participle for to steal and carry off, especially through plundering
“It is believed the thieves rifle letters for money or anything they can cash in, with birthday cards particular targets.”
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Present participle for to pillage and plunder, especially forcefully
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“He continued to rifle through the kitchen cupboards, making as much noise as possible, all the while silently counting to himself.”
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Present participle for to disorder or disarrange the order or neatness of
Noun
(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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