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English definition of “rifle”

rifle

verb [I or T]     /ˈraɪ.fl̩/
to search quickly through something, often in order to steal something: The safe had been rifled and the diamonds were gone. He rifled through the papers on the desk , but couldn't find the photographs .StealingSearching
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