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noun 
  1. (obsolete) commotion; disturbance
verb (rummag, ing)
  1. (transitive) to search something which contains many items hastily by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
She rummaged her purse in search for the keys.
  1. (transitive) to search something thoroughly and with disregard for the way in which things were arranged
The burglars rummaged the entire house for cash and jewellery.
  1. (intransitive) to hastily search for something in a confined space and among many items by carelessly turning things over or pushing things aside.
She rummaged in the drawers trying to find the missing sock.
Translations: 
  • German: wí¼hlen
    (trans-mid)
  • French: fouiller
  • Italian: rovistare, frugare
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Old French arrumage (confer French arrimage), from arrumer (confer French arrimer), "to arrange the cargo in the hold". Confer Spanish arrumar.


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