HyperDic: rifle

English > 3 senses of the word rifle:
NOUNartifactriflea shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
VERBpossessionrifle, plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, ransack, pillage, foraysteal goods
contactrifle, gogo through in search of something
rifle > pronunciation
Soundsray'fahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > rifle: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore.
Example"he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
PartsboltA sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
pump action, slide actionaction mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun
rifle buttThe butt end of a rifle
NarrowerGarand rifle, Garand, M-1, M-1 rifleA semiautomatic rifle
WinchesterA shoulder rifle
carbinelight automatic rifle
sniper rifle, precision rifleAn extremely powerful rifle developed for the military
Broaderfirearm, piece, small-armA portable gun
Spanishfusil, rifle
Catalanfusell, rifle
English > rifle: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsteal goods; take as spoils.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsplunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, ransack, pillage, foray
Narrowerdeplume, displumestrip of honors, possessions, or attributes
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishdespojar, desvalijar, expoliar, pillar, saquear
Catalandesvalisar, espoliar, expilar, saquejar
English > rifle: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningGo through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThe men rifle the area for animals; The men rifle for animals in the area
Example"Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
Synonymgo
Broadersearchsubject to a search

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