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Noun: rifle  rI-ful
  1. A shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
    "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
Verb: rifle  rI-ful
  1. Steal goods; take as spoils
    "During the earthquake people rifled the stores that were deserted by their owners";
    - plunder, despoil, loot, reave [archaic], strip, ransack, pillage, foray
     
  2. Go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
    "Who rifled through my desk drawers?";
    - go

Derived forms: rifling, rifles, rifled

Type of: firearm, piece, search, small-arm, take

Encyclopedia: Rifle, M16