Rifle Ri"fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rifled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rifling}.] [F. rifler to rifle, sweep away; of uncertain origin. CF. {Raff}.] 1. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off. [1913 Webster]

Till time shall rifle every youthful grace. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To strip; to rob; to pillage. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye: If not, we'll make you sit and rifle you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To raffle. [Obs.] --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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