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rummage

rum·mage

rummage

 
 
pronunciation:
ruh mihj
part of speech: verb
inflections: rummaged, rummages, rummaging
definition 1: to make a thorough search by turning over and looking through the contents of.
I rummaged the drawer for my keys.
synonyms:
comb, rake
similar words:
hunt, scour, search, sift
definition 2: to make a quick, vigorous search.
He rummaged through the closet to find his football.
synonyms:
forage, root
similar words:
grub, hunt, look, poke, rout, search
derivation: rummager (n.)