riffle through

Definition of riffle through

chiefly British

  1. :  to search through something quickly and carelessly often in order to take or steal something He riffled through her purse while she was out of the room.

Word by Word Definitions

riffleplay
  1. :  to form, flow over, or move in riffles

    :  to flip cursorily :  thumb

    :  to ruffle slightly :  ripple

  1. :  a shallow extending across a streambed and causing broken water

    :  a stretch of water flowing over a riffle

    :  a small wave or succession of small waves :  ripple


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