rummage

Part of speech: verb

To turn over and disarrange things in search.

Part of speech: noun

A rummaging; disturbance.

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Usage examples "rummage":

  1. Ruthlessly she began to rummage Edith's treasure trunk. - "The Husbands of Edith", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. In the evening men went to bed, and during the night they heard a great rummage in the hall, and by the good- man's bed. - "Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn", R. W. Chambers.
  3. " I don't believe they will spend much time here," said Braith; " they only rummage in cellars for spirits, I imagine." - "The King in Yellow", Robert W. Chambers.