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synonyms for rummaging

  • comb
  • forage
  • poke
  • scour
  • delve
  • disarrange
  • disarray
  • disorder
  • disorganize
  • disrupt
  • disturb
  • examine
  • explore
  • fish
  • grub
  • hunt
  • jumble
  • rake
  • root
  • seek
  • shake
  • spy
  • toss
  • beat the bushes
  • dig out
  • ferret out
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look high and low
  • mess up
  • mix up
  • search high heaven
  • shake down
  • turn inside out
  • turn upside down
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antonyms for rummaging

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  • arrange
  • calm
  • cover
  • neaten
  • neglect
  • order
  • organize
  • soothe
  • systematize
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How to use rummaging in a sentence

The baron unlocked this door, and, after some rummaging, he took forth a box similar to that he had taken out before.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The gratification of rummaging false Val's desk was an ample compensation; and the countess-dowager hugged herself with delight.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Stick a candle in your pocket; I can't rest, Jim, till we give her a rummaging.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
He was no sort of a speaker, being ill at ease, and plainly occupied in rummaging about in his mind.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
Win Scott had contributed all the coffee, grain or salt sacks he could secure by rummaging every building on Stable Street.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
The woman went rummaging among the lumber, and presently brought out a ragged, old gown of her own.
LITTLE FOLKSVARIOUS
Excited again, he rapidly checked them, rummaging in closets, picking up their sports things and their toys.
WHAT ROUGH BEAST?JEFFERSON HIGHE
The latter I obtained in large numbers by rummaging the bookstores of Scheinfinkel and Morgenstern.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
The stranger looked toward her; she was rummaging the table-drawer for her knitting work, and did not notice him.
A BUDGET OF CHRISTMAS TALES BY CHARLES DICKENS AND OTHERSVARIOUS
The others followed his example and began rummaging about with insecure footing among the heaps.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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