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Noun rifle has 1 sense
  1. rifle - a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
    --1 is a kind of
    firearm, piece, small-arm
    --1 has parts: bolt; pump action, slide action; rifle butt
    --1 has particulars:
     carbine; Garand rifle, Garand, M-1, M-1 rifle; sniper rifle, precision rifle; Winchester
Verb rifle has 2 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to take
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. rifle, go - go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
    --2 is one way to search
    Sample sentences:
    The men rifle the area for animals
    The men rifle for animals in the area
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