Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rifle

1 sense of rifle

Sense 1
rifle -- (a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired")
       => firearm, piece, small-arm -- (a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rifle

2 senses of rifle

Sense 1
plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray -- (steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 2
rifle, go -- (go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?")
       => search -- (subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys")

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