[ UK /ɹˈʌmɪd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹəmɪdʒ/ ]
  1. search haphazardly
    We rummaged through the drawers
  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
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How To Use rummage In A Sentence

  • A rummage through the BBC archives shows a country suffering a great deal of angst.
  • If she, Betty, could be allowed to "rummage" through it! A Little Girl in Old Boston
  • But after a quick rummage through the brown leather bag, he snaps it shut and gestures to the door.
  • He rummaged through the jumble of papers on his desk.
  • I have come into villages where, had we acted a domineering part, and rummaged every hut, we should have found nothing; but by sitting down quietly, and waiting with patience until the villagers were led to form a favorable opinion of us, a woman would bring out a shellful of the precious fluid from I know not where. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
  • She rummaged through her nightstand drawer until she found her journal.
  • I think we could all benefit from a fresh rummage in our drawers to give our wardrobes and our figures the uplift we deserve.
  • Women unable to feed the bellies of hungry children, were forced to rummage through garbage, and by the grace of God, and anointed creativity, found leftovers okra, rice, tomato, a scrap of pork and a fragment of shrimp to create a meal we call gumbo. Rev. Otis Moss III: A Blue Note Gospel
  • Over the next half-hour, Chowdhury was searched and his bags rummaged.
  • I rummaged through some boxes to find his leash and hooked it on his collar.
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