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Found 2 items, similar to rummage.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a jumble of things to be given away
2: a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or
confusion); “he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't
find his skis” [syn: ransacking]
v : search haphazardly; “We rummaged through the drawers” English → English (gcide)
Rummage \Rum"mage\ (?; 48), n. [For roomage, fr. room; hence
originally, a making room, a packing away closely. See
1. (Naut.) A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a
ship; also, the act of stowing cargo; the pulling and
moving about of packages incident to close stowage; --
formerly written romage. [Obs.]
2. A searching carefully by looking into every corner, and by
turning things over.
He has made such a general rummage and reform in the
office of matrimony. --Walpole.
Rummage sale, a clearance sale of unclaimed goods in a
public store, or of odds and ends which have accumulated
in a shop. --Simmonds.
Rummage \Rum"mage\, v. i.
To search a place narrowly.
I have often rummaged for old books in Little Britain
and Duck Lane. --Swift.
[His house] was haunted with a jolly ghost, that . . .
. . . rummaged like a rat. --Tennyson.
Rummage \Rum"mage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rummaged; p. pr. & vb.
1. (Naut.) To make room in, as a ship, for the cargo; to move
about, as packages, ballast, so as to permit close
stowage; to stow closely; to pack; -- formerly written
roomage, and romage. [Obs.]
They might bring away a great deal more than they
do, if they would take pain in the romaging.
2. To search or examine thoroughly by looking into every
corner, and turning over or removing goods or other
things; to examine, as a book, carefully, turning over
leaf after leaf.
He . . . searcheth his pockets, and taketh his keys,
and so rummageth all his closets and trunks.
What schoolboy of us has not rummaged his Greek
dictionary in vain for a satisfactory account! --M.