"rifling" in the noun sense
1. grooving, rifling
the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
"rifling" in the verb sense
1. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
steal goods take as spoils
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
2. rifle, go
go through in search of something search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
"Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
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