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Definition of "rootle" []

  • To dig into the ground, with the snout (verb)

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Use "rootle" in a sentence
  • "May the police now turn up on a whim and rootle around in our drawers?"
  • "My great-grandparents would be dismayed by the dereliction of what was once the kitchen garden, where our pigs now rootle under the few survivors of Milicent's dozens of espaliered fruit trees, but they would, I hope, be reassured by the survival of some of the plants they put in, gifts of their friend Ellen Willmott, the great Edwardian gardener."
  • "A quick rootle through the Bod pre-1920 listings shows a mere 52 fifty-two?"