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rifle

noun

1 rifle

A shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore.

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Dutch: geweer, karabijn, proppenschieter, proppeschieter, schietgeweer, schietijzer, spuit
Polish: rusznica



verb

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Steal goods; take as spoils.

synonyms: despoil, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, strip.

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Dutch: ontvreemden, brandschatten, roven, plunderen, beroven, uitschudden

2 rifle

Go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way:
— Who rifled through my desk drawers?.

synonym: go.


Moby thesaurus: Amazon, Zouave, air serviceman, automatic, bersagliere, blowgun, blowpipe, brave, burglarize, burgle, canal, canalize, cannon fodder, carabineer, carve, chamfer, channel, chasseur, chisel, comb ... show more.

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