rifle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈraɪfəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈraɪfəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rīfəl)


Inflections of 'rifle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
rifles
v 3rd person singular
rifling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
rifled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
rifled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

rifle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [16-mm, heavy, hunting] rifle
  2. [an automatic, a semi-automatic] rifle
  3. a [standard-issue, military] rifle
  4. [load, cock, reload, shoot, fire] a rifle
  5. reached for his rifle
  6. the rifle's [scope, barrel, trigger]
  7. [pointed, aimed] his rifle at
  8. [slung, carried] his rifle over his shoulder
  9. when looking down the barrel of a rifle
  10. the rifle jammed
  11. was [shot, hit] with a rifle
  12. rifle through the [drawers, locker, office]
  13. UK: rifle home [a goal, the winner, the equalizer]
  14. rifle [goods, products, items] from a store
  15. the [weapon, pipe, barrel] was rifled
n as adj
  1. the rifle [barrel, trigger, catch]
  2. a member of the rifle association
  3. practice at a rifle range
  4. a [good, professional, great] rifle shooter
  5. [gunned down, killed, downed] by rifle fire
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