rifle through

Definition of rifle through

:to search through something quickly and carelessly often in order to take or steal something
  • He rifled through the papers on his desk.

Word by Word Definitions

rifle play
  1. : to ransack especially with the intent to steal

  2. : to steal and carry away

  3. : to engage in ransacking and stealing

  1. : to cut spiral grooves into the bore of

  1. : a shoulder weapon with a rifled bore

  2. : a rifled artillery piece

  3. : soldiers armed with rifles

  1. : to hit or throw (a ball) with great force or speed


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