rifle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈraɪf(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrifle
he/she/itrifles
present participlerifling
past tenserifled
past participlerifled
  1. 1

    rifle

    or

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

phrasal verbs