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English noun: rifle

1. rifle (artifact) a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore


SamplesHe lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired.


Broader (hypernym)firearm, piece, small-arm


Narrower (hyponym)carbine, Garand, Garand rifle, M-1, M-1 rifle, precision rifle, sniper rifle, Winchester


Part holonymbolt, pump action, rifle butt, slide action


English verb: rifle

1. rifle (possession) steal goods; take as spoils


SamplesDuring the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners.


Synonymsdespoil, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, strip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)deplume, displume

2. rifle (contact) go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way


SamplesWho rifled through my desk drawers?.


ExamplesThe men rifle the area for animals , The men rifle for animals in the area


Synonymsgo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)search









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