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rummage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rummage

  1. 1 to come upon after searching, study, or effort <at the last minute she rummaged a costume from the attic> Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), find, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn upRelated Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seekNear Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, missetAntonyms miss, overlook, pass over

  2. 2 to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something <he rummaged the desk drawer trying to find the spare keys> Synonyms comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, search, scour, sort (through), trollRelated Words frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on or upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, studyNear Antonyms hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect





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