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verb [transitive]     rifle pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerifling
past tenserifled
past participlerifled
  1. 1



    rifle through

    to search quickly through something such as a container or a group of objects in order to find or steal something

    She rifled through the contents of her wardrobe looking for the dress.

  2. 3
    to hit or kick a ball hard so that it moves very fast in a straight line

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