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rummage

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verb rum·mage \ˈrə-mij\

Simple Definition of rummage

  • : to search for something especially by moving and looking through the contents of a place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rummage

rummaged

rummaging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a thorough search or investigation

  3. 2 :  to engage in an undirected or haphazard search

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make a thorough search through :  ransack <rummaged the attic>

  6. 2 :  to examine minutely and completely

  7. 3 :  to discover by searching

rummager

noun

Examples of rummage in a sentence

  1. He rummaged through the attic for his baseball card collection.

  2. He rummaged in his pocket for the receipt.

  3. I heard you rummaging around in the refrigerator.



Origin and Etymology of rummage

2rummage


First Known Use: 1582


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rummage

noun rum·mage

Simple Definition of rummage

  • : the act of looking for something among a group of things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rummage

  1. 1 a :  a confused miscellaneous collection b :  items for sale at a rummage sale

  2. 2 :  a thorough search especially among a confusion of objects

Examples of rummage in a sentence

  1. <a rummage of textbooks, notebooks, and old school papers all over the desk>



Origin and Etymology of rummage

obsolete English romage act of stowing cargo, modification of Middle French arrimage, from arrimer to stow, from a- (from Latin ad-) + -rimer, from Middle English rimen to open up, make room for, from Old English rȳman — more at ream


First Known Use: 1598



RUMMAGE Defined for Kids

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rummage

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verb rum·mage \ˈrə-mij\

Definition of rummage for Students

rummaged

rummaging

  1. :  to search especially by moving and looking through the contents of a place or container <… Henry and his father rummaged through the basement until they found a gallon jar … — Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins>




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rummage

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noun rum·mage

Definition of rummage for Students

  1. :  a mixed up collection of different articles





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