Weiyang Luo
Is the usage of the word "rifle" common in the following sense? The lieutenant's servant rifled the dead man's possessions. I assume it means to steal something. Is it common among native speakers to use it this way? And If I may get some more examples of using it in this way I would appreciate it. Thank you for helping.
Nov 13, 2018 1:27 AM
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We usually use "rifle" in the pattern "rifle through". This is easily confused with a very similar structure: "riffle through." You can read about both of them here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/rifle-v-riffle
November 13, 2018
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