Translation of "rifle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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riflenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈraɪ.fəl/ us /ˈraɪ.fəl/

a type of gun with a long barrel (= part shaped like a tube), fired from the shoulder and designed to be accurate at long distances


rifleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈraɪ.fəl/ us /ˈraɪ.fəl/

to search quickly through something, often in order to steal something

The safe had been rifled and the diamonds were gone. 保险柜被洗劫了,钻石不翼而飞。
He rifled through the papers on the desk, but couldn't find the photographs. 他把桌上的一堆文件翻了个遍,但是没有找到照片。

(Translation of “rifle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)