- 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[transitive] rifle something if you rifle something, you steal something from it His wallet had been rifled.
- 3 [transitive] rifle something + adv./prep. to hit, throw, or kick a ball very hard and straight
NAmE//ˈraɪfl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rifle
he / she / it rifles
past simple rifled
-ing form rifling