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riddling

verb
present participle of riddle

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1 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • several signs along the highway were riddled by buckshot

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2 to spread throughout
  • the newspaper exposé revealed a gaming commission that is riddled with corruption

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The first known use of riddling was in the 15th century

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“Riddling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/riddling. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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