Translation: from spanish

to rummage around in

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  • rummage around in — phr verb Rummage around in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑handbag …   Collocations dictionary

  • rummage — [[t]rʌ̱mɪʤ[/t]] rummages, rummaging, rummaged 1) VERB If you rummage through something, you search for something you want by moving things around in a careless or hurried way. [V prep] They rummage through piles of second hand clothes for… …   English dictionary

  • rummage — rum|mage1 [ˈrʌmıdʒ] v [I always + adverb/preposition] also rummage around/about to search for something by moving things around in a careless or hurried way rummage in/through etc ▪ Looks like someone s been rummaging around in my desk. rummage 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rummage — 1 verb (intransitive always + adv/prep) also rummage around to search for something by moving things around in a careless way (+ in/through etc): Looks like someone s been rummaging around in my desk. 2 noun 1 have a rummage informal to rummage 2 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rummage — [c]/ˈrʌmɪdʒ / (say rumij) verb (rummaged, rummaging) –verb (t) 1. to search thoroughly or actively through (a place, receptacle, etc.), especially by moving about, turning over, or looking through contents. –verb (i) 2. to search actively, as in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rummage — [16] Rummage is etymologically ‘roomage’. It originally denoted the ‘stowage of 431 rut cargo in a ship’s hold’. It came from Anglo Norman *rumage, a reduced form of Old French arrumage. This was derived from the verb arrumer ‘stow in a hold’,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • rummage — [16] Rummage is etymologically ‘roomage’. It originally denoted the ‘stowage of cargo in a ship’s hold’. It came from Anglo Norman *rumage, a reduced form of Old French arrumage. This was derived from the verb arrumer ‘stow in a hold’, which… …   Word origins

  • rummage — verb he rummaged through Stacey s bureau drawers Syn: search (through), hunt through, root about/around (in), ferret about/around (in), fish about/around (in), poke around (in), dig through, delve through, go through, explore, sift through, rifle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rummage — v 1. search, hunt, ransack, rifle through, Sl. look through, Sl. paw through, explore; turn over, turn inside out, turn upside down, disarrange, forage; look into, look about for, examine, pry into, poke around for, peer into, snoop around, smell …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rummage — rummager, n. /rum ij/, v., rummaged, rummaging, n. v.t. 1. to search thoroughly or actively through (a place, receptacle, etc.), esp. by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents. 2. to find, bring, or fetch by searching (often fol …   Universalium

  • rummage — 1) vb British to raid and/or search (premises). The specialised sense, deriving from the standard colloquialism, has been used by police and criminals since the 1990s. ► It s going to be rummaged tomorrow. (River Police, ITV documentary, 15 Sep… …   Contemporary slang


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