Definition of rifle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rifle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈraɪfl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rifle
     
    he / she / it rifles
     
    past simple rifled
     
    -ing form rifling
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] rifle (through) something to search quickly through something in order to find or steal something She rifled through her clothes for something suitable to wear.
  2. 2[transitive] rifle something if you rifle something, you steal something from it His wallet had been rifled.
  3. 3 [transitive] rifle something + adv./prep. to hit, throw, or kick a ball very hard and straight
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