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Main Entry: 1ri·fle
Pronunciation: primarystressrimacr-fschwal
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): ri·fled; ri·fling /-f(schwa-)lieng/
Etymology: Middle English riflen "to steal or carry away by force," from early French rifler "to scrape off, plunder"; of Germanic origin
1 : to search through fast and roughly especially in order to steal <rifled the coat pockets for loose change>
2 : 1STEAL 2a
- ri·fler /-f(schwa-)lschwar/ noun

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